Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church visited the island of eastern Greece, which is a stopover for refugees and immigrants heading for Europe, for the first time in five years, pointing out that "the situation surrounding immigrants has hardly changed". He emphasized the need for a united effort by the international community to break through.

Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church visited Lesvos Island in eastern Greece on the 5th, which is a stopover for refugees and immigrants heading to Europe.



Pope Francis has visited a facility where approximately 2,200 refugees and migrants live for the first time in five years since 2016, when a large number of refugees from Syria and other parts of the Middle East were rushing in.



Pope Francis criticized the situation in a speech at the facility, saying, "The situation surrounding immigrants has changed little in the world. There are people in Europe who continue to take an attitude that they have nothing to do with them." He emphasized the need for a united effort by the international community to overcome the problem.



Regarding immigration, the EU-European Union and others sanctioned the Belarusian government in December, saying that the former Soviet Union of Belarus intentionally gathered many people near the border with Poland and tried to illegally cross the border. Was imposed.



In addition, the issue of refugees and immigrants continues to be a difficult issue, as the number of illegal immigrants from France to the United Kingdom is increasing rapidly, and the two countries are liable to develop conflicts such as blaming each other.

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