Pope Francis sets off for Cyprus, Greece in landmark trip

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Posted at Dec 02 2021 09:32 PM

Pope Francis off to Cyprus, Greece

Pope Francis shakes hands with a crew member before boarding a plane of new Italian airline company ITA Airways on Tuesday at Rome's Fiumicino airport, setting off for a 3-day visit to Cyprus, before traveling on December 4 to Greece where he will stay until December 6. Pope Francis will arrive on the divided island of Cyprus on December 2 as part of a landmark trip to push two of his priorities: the plight of migrants and inter-confessional dialogue.