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Sr. Victoria Kovalchuk with a refugee girl in Athens, Greece in April 2021.

'What I can do is love': This Catholic sister is a missionary to refugees in Greece

"I tell them: I came here to be with you in your situation. When you cry, I will be with... Read more

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the first female president of Greece.

Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey

The president of Greece called Pope Francis Monday urging the pope to advocate for the preservation of the status quo... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope sends condolences to victims of tragedies in Laos and Greece

Pope Francis Tuesday sent his condolences to victims of wildfires in Greece and flooding caused by the collapse of a... Read more

Pope Francis visits an earthquake zone in Italy in 2016. Photo: L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis donates 50,000 euros to Greek island struck by earthquake

Pope Francis has donated 50 thousand euros to the island of Lesbos, Greece, which is recovering from a June earthquake.  Read more

A Syrian refugee family prepares to board the papal plane from Lesbos to Rome with Pope Francis April 16, 2016.

As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis at the weekly general audience Apr 13, 2016.

Ahead of Greece trip, Pope Francis asks for prayers

With a last-minute trip to Lesbos just days away, Pope Francis remembered the refugees and residents of the Greek island... Read more

Athens, Greece.

Greece tour brings Saint Paul's ministry to life for priests

A two-week trip to Greece will let priests in Rome follow in the steps of St. Paul: all the way... Read more

Greece in crisis – and what Catholics are doing to help

As Greece's financial and political situation reaches a fever pitch in complexity, Caritas has stepped up and is offering help... Read more

Pope Francis greets Greek pilgrims at a General Audience address in St. Peter's Square, June 25, 2014.

Human dignity must be center of political debate – Pope on Greek debt crisis

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for prayer for the people of Greece, shortly after the nation defaulted on a significant... Read more

Thousands of demonstrators gather outside the Greek parliament on Feb. 5, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

Times are hard, but don't give up – Pope's plea to Greek bishops

Pope Francis encouraged the bishops of Greece to engage in dialogue and solidarity, values he said are particularly necessary in... Read more