Pope Francis Hosts Lunch with Syrian Refugees

via Vatican Radio:

Pope Francis had lunch with a group of 21 Syrian refugees on Thursday at the Casa Santa Marta.

During the luncheon, both adults and children had the possibility to speak with Pope Francis about the beginnings of their life in Italy.

The children gave the Holy Father a collection of their drawings, and the Pope showered them with toys and other gifts.

The refugees, who live in Rome and are hosted by the St. Egidio Community, were brought to Rome from Lesbos by Pope Francis at the conclusion of his visit to the Greek island on 16 April 2016.