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200 journalists to cover Pope’s visit to Lesvos

“Hope this is not a show-off trip” Archbishop Hieronymus said

Only a few days have left till the visit of Pope Francis in Lesvos. On Saturday, international television channels will broadcast live the visit of Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Hieronymus to millions of Christians all over the world. CNN, BBC and RAI are working together with Greece’s state broadcaster ERT to arrange the last details so as to cover this important event.

Archbishop Hieronymus wanted to put a spotlight on refugee issue at international level. “Hope this is not a show-off trip”, he said. “Let it be a plain trip. The act itself is a message,” added Archbishop Hieronymus.

The visit of Pope Francis will last four hours, while two hundred journalists from all over the world have asked to cover the event and fifty-three foreign journalists will accompany Pope through his visit.