Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos who arrived on Friday in Mytilene was the first of the three hierarchs that will visit Lesvos on Friday and Saturday in an attempt to support the refugees.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Vartholomeos) will arrive on the island late on Friday followed by Pope Francis’ arrival on Saturday morning.
Upon his arrival to Lesvos, Ieronymos wished this initiative to be fruitful. “Our aim is to make the problem international. To point out that it is not only a problem of the Greeks or the Europeans, but of the humankind.”