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Pope Returning Home After Trip Focused On Helping Migrants

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Pope Francis boards an aircraft departing from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Francis' five-day trip to Cyprus and Greece has been dominated by the migrant issue and Francis' call for European countries to stop building walls, stoking fears and shutting out "those in greater need who knock at our door." (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

(AP) — Pope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Greece by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “sirens” of today that promise easy pleasures. He met with students at a Catholic school in Athens in his final event of a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece that has been dominated by his concern for the plight of migrants seeking entry to Europe. Francis briefly struggled to keep his balance on the steps while boarding the plane bound for Rome on Monday when caught by a gust of wind and was helped on board by an aide.

 

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