Earthquake in Lesbos: Pope Donates 50,000 Euro in Aid

Pope’s Donation Will Help Completely Destroyed Orthodox Village of Vrisa

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According to the Apostolic Nunciature of Greece, Pope Francis has donated 50,000 Euro in aid for victims of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit the Greek island of Lesbos on June 12, 2017, reported Vatican Radio.
The Pope’s donation will help the Orthodox village of Vrisa, which was completely destroyed in the tremors, and where falling debris killed a 43-year old woman.
Chargé d’affaires of the Nunciature, Msgr. Massimo Catterin, said: “It is an unexpected donation and concrete sign of the closeness and affection of Pope Francis for the population, which has been deeply tried by the 6.3-magnitude earthquake.”

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