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Pope Francis pays official visit to Lampedusa, where thousands of undocumented immigrants arrive from Africa each year in a bid to reach Europe.
pope lampedusa visit

Pope Francis (C) prays after casting a wreath into the sea off Lampedusa island, a key destination of tens of thousands of would-be immigrants from Africa, during his visit on July 8, 2013. In a visit stripped of the usual pomp of papal travel, Francis will cast a wreath into the sea and hold a mass of mourning with a simple cross made from the wood of rickety fishing boats that migrants arrive on.

ANDREAS SOLARO