Representatives of the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches, as well as migrants, joined in a prayer for all refugees at Epano Skala in Mytiline on Tuesday afternoon.
The event included local priests, members of the Catholic Church humanitarian organization Sant ‘Egidio and the Bishop of Amorion Nikephoros representing Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The event was hosted by the statue of a refugee mother depicting the disaster in Asia Minor a century ago, as well as an area with black and white photographs of this event and color photographs recent waves of migration.
A representative of the Catholic Church of Sant ‘Egidio said: “We want to preserve the memory of all the victims of the past and the present in the journeys of hope.
“Our current prayer was about the new tragedy in Afghanistan and the countless refugees between Mexico and the United States, between Myanmar and Bagladesh, Ethiopia, Yemen, Eritrea, around the world.
“We pray that these journeys will turn from the dead to hope into a world of hope.
“We pray that Europe will remain human and find itself. “
Short speeches were delivered by Nicephore and by the Metropolitan of Mytiline Iacovos.
The participants then placed wreaths on the statue of the Mother of Asia Minor.
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