“Pope Francis to visit migrant island of Lampedusa,” from the BBC:
Pope Francis is to make a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa on Monday, to pray for illegal migrants lost at sea trying to reach Europe.
A Vatican statement said the Pope had been profoundly touched by a recent fatal shipwreck off the island of a boat carrying migrants from Africa.
The visit is expected to be extremely low-key, with no official welcome.
Lampedusa, about 80 miles (120km) from Tunisia, is one of the nearest gateways to Europe for African migrants…