On 4th July 2017,according to the Apostolic Nunciature of Greece, Holy Father Pope Francis donated 50,000 Euro to the Greek Island Lesbos after an earthquake that took place on 12th June, 2017 .The Good Samaritan made this donation in order to help the victims suffering in the Island and to make them feel wanted.
As reported by the Vatican news, Msgr. Massimo Catterin, the in charge of the Apostolic Nunciature remarked that, “It is an unexpected donation and concrete sign of the closeness and affection of Pope Francis for the population, which had been deeply tried by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake”. The village of Vrisa, which is totally destroyed in the calamity, would be helped with this donation, as per the report from Vatican news. Vrisa consists of more number of Orthodox faithful and only around 50 Catholics.
“There is great recognition and appreciation towards the Pope on Lesbos, he knows the seismic emergency adds to the weight of the first emergency related to migrants.” Commented Msgr.Massimo Catterin, as stated by Vatican News.