Athens, Greece, Jul 3, 2017 / 10:21 am
Pope Francis has donated 50 thousand euros to the island of Lesbos, Greece, which is recovering from a June earthquake.
The donation comes just a few days after the Holy Father received a full report on the extent of the damage.
Archbishop Nikolaos Printezis, Bishop of Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos, said the Pope's donation was a sign of the closeness of the Pontiff to the people who have suffered the consequences of the earthquake.
On June 12, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 hit the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos , killing one person, displacing approximately 800, and destroying infrastructure from the Turkish Aegean province, Izmir, to the Greek capital, Athens.