Vatican confirms papal trip to Greece and Cyprus in December


Pope Francis will travel to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus on a five-day trip next month, the Vatican has confirmed.

According to AP News, the pope will visit Larnaca, Cyprus, from December 2-4, before travelling to Greece, with stops in Athens and on the island of Lesvos, from December 4-6.

READ MORE: Pope Francis to visit refugee camp on Lesvos island next month.

The Vatican released no further details of the trip.

Pope Francis has visited the Greek island of Lesvos previously in 2016.

The Cyprus leg had already been confirmed by Cypriot officials, who said that the pontiff will hold talks with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. Francis will be the second Roman Catholic pontiff ever to travel to the eastern Mediterranean island nation.

Francis had also previously travelled to Lesvos in 2016 to highlight the plight of refugees. 

Source: AP News.

READ MORE: Pope Francis confirms plans to visit Greece and Cyprus.




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