Pope Francis thanks Greek PM for aiding poor

Pontiff met with EU leaders at Vatican

Pope Francis thanked Greek PM Alexis Tsipras for his stance in favour of the poor and socially weak people, as wells his handling of the refugee crisis, during their brief meeting at the Vatican, Friday night.
The pontiff was speaking in Rome at an EU summit to highlight the 60th anniversary of the bloc’s foundation.
In an address to European leaders on Friday, the Pope, who met with all the EU leaders, said the EU faced a “vacuum of values” and was losing its “sense of direction”.