So much for Christian solidarity……
These are the people the West should be taking in, persecuted by Islamonazi, then persecuted again by Muslims in general wherever they find refuge among them in camps.
EXCLUSIVE – ‘Let down by the Pope on Lesbos’: Christian brother and sister told they would be rescued by Holy Father then left behind over EU deal to send migrants to Turkey
Dreams dashed: The siblings, who fled Qamishli, Syria, were not among the chosen 12, because they arrived on Lesbos ten days after the controversial EU deal to return failed asylum seekers to Greece from Turkey
- Roula and Malek Abo fled Syria fearing ISIS would kill them for their faith
- The siblings made treacherous journey to Lesbos, where they are stuck
- Thought their luck had changed after offered passage to Rome with Pope
- But because they arrived on April 1 – 10 days after EU deal to send failed asylum applications arriving in Greece from Turkey back, they are stuck
- Spokesman for charity Sant’Egidio called the siblings’ case ‘regrettable’
- He added the ultimate decision over who was picked was up to the Vatican, which declined to comment
- Neither the Vatican or the charity would confirm the selection process
- For the latest on the refugee crisis visit www.dailymail.co.uk/refugeecrisis
A Christian brother and sister from Syria say they have been ‘let down’ by the Pope after he left them behind in a Lesbos refugee camp despite promises they would be given a new life in Italy.
Roula and Malek Abo say they were two of the lucky ‘chosen 12’ refugees selected by the Vatican to be taken from the desperate camp and housed in Rome.
But what seemed like the chance of a lifetime was cruelly snatched away when they were told the following day they couldn’t go. Instead three Muslim families were taken.
Roula, 22, and her brother arrived on Lesbos on April 1 – ten days after the controversial EU deal to return all asylum seekers arriving to Greece from Turkey.
Their application for asylum is being process and they are waiting to learn if they will be sent back to Turkey.
Stuck on Lesbos, Roula told MailOnline: ‘If they can do this for 12 people they can do it for more.
‘If you have promised to take people back to Italy will something like registration papers stand in your way?’
Future: Roula, a Christian Syrian, and her brother were they had been selected to go to Rome with the Pope but were let down the following day and are now stuck on Lesbos