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Pope to visit Cyprus and Greece, including Lesbos island, on December 2 to 6

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Pope Francis will visit Cyprus and Greece, including the Greek island of Lesbos to meet migrants, from December 2 to 6, a Vatican source said on Tuesday.

Francis will stay in Cyprus between December 2 and 4, his first visit to the Mediterranean island, the source said.

The source said Francis would leave Cyprus for Athens on December 4. The next day, he is scheduled to travel to the Greek island of Lesbos, where in 2016 he visited the Moria camp and returned to Rome with a dozen Syrian refugees.

Moria camp was destroyed by a fire last year and replaced with another camp called Mavrovouni.

Francis is due to return to Rome from Athens on December 6, the source added.

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