A Greek Orthodox Priest Fighting Migrant Push-Back Strategy

“Don’t send them back to war,” by Helena Scott for Amnesty International’s human rights blog, LiveWire:

On the island of Lesvos, Greece, Amnesty International’s “When you don’t exist” campaign hosts a week-long action to support the rights of migrants and refugees across the European Union. Here, Livewire shares their blog about Papa Stratis, a Greek orthodox priest from Kalloni, one of the people who helps new arrivals every day on the island.

Papa Stratis waits for us on a bench in the little courtyard outside his parish church in Kalloni. We have come to hear how he, with young local people, provide simple, basic things – food, clothes, water, a place to sleep – to the people from Afghanistan, Syria and other places, who come here on boats from Turkey. Papa Stratis and his small group meet the refugees and migrants as they come off the boats, on the streets and roads of Lesvos and in detention…

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2 Responses to A Greek Orthodox Priest Fighting Migrant Push-Back Strategy

  1. Pingback: Refugees die, trying to reach Greece | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. godfrey says:

    those are the men of God,,,,,God bless Papal.

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