As the Greek island of Lesbos gears up for a visit by the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, migrants and local residents alike hope this will alert the world to their plight and prompt more solidarity from Europe.
Two reporters working for German broadcaster ARD have been detained in Greece, reportedly for working without a permit. The journalists were arrested along a popular migrant route by the Turkish border.
Two German journalists who were arrested in Greece have been released. The pair, who were reporting on a group of migrants, had not been given permission to enter a restricted military area.
Members of the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 are suspected of attacking migrants and left-wing activists. Police said the ring was planning a major bomb attack.
Pope Francis gifted Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan an "angel of peace" during Erdogan's visit to Vatican. Protesters clashed with police in Rome as the two leaders discussed Jerusalem and other Middle Eastern issues.
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