Pope Francis makes 50,000 Euro donation to Greek island of Lesbos following earthquake
Pope Francis has made a 50,000 Euro donation to the Greek island of Lesbos following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on June 12.
Msgr. Massimo Catterin, the chargé d'affaires of the Nunciature, issued a statement regarding the Holy Father's actions: "it is an unexpected donation and concrete sign of the closeness and affection of [Pope] Francis for the population.â?
It also is a symbol of ecumenism, as the majority of the population is Orthodox, with only 50 Catholics residing on the island.