Pope Flies 12 Syrian Refugees to Vatican in Potent Symbol for EU

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  • Europe in direst humanitarian crisis since WWII, pontiff says
  • Visit with patriarch to focus on `critical' plight of refugees

Pope Francis made an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday, plucking 12 Syrian refugees to take back to Rome with him and draw attention to what he called Europe’s most serious humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II.

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