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Pope Francis greets Syrian refugees he brought to Rome at Ciampino airport (CNS)

Francis brought three Syrian couples and their children back with him from the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I prepare to toss floral wreaths into the sea on the Greek island of Lesbos (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

During the Regina Coeli, Francis reflected on Saturday’s visit to the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos (CNS)

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos signed a joint declaration insisting the world ‘cannot ignore colossal humanitarian crisis’

Pope Francis waves before reciting the Regina Coeli prayer yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis greets a group of Syrian refugees upon landing at Rome's Ciampino airport (CNS)

Pope also tells reporters that Amoris Laetitia has changed situation for remarried Catholics

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria camp in Lesbos (AP)

Six of the 12 are children and all are Muslim

Pope Francis meets migrants at the Moria refugee camp (AP)

Many refugees fell to their knees and wept as Francis approached them

An officer from the EU's border protection agency, Frontex, leads a migrant to board a ferry from Lesbos to Turkey (PA)

The bishops said that refugees’ right to human dignity and to protection needed to be upheld

An Iraqi-Kurdish refugee family waits to be transferred from a makeshift camp at the port town of Skaramagkas, Greece.  (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday

Migrants, most of them from Pakistan, protest against the EU- Turkey migration deal inside the entrance of Moria camp in the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)

The government have said Francis will visit the island from April 14-15