The pontiff also criticized politicians who were in "an obsessive quest for popularity" and making unrealistic promises.
A surge of cases has caused many member nations to again increase their restrictions and mask requirements. The EU's current vaccination rate is 66 percent.
Greece's prime minister cited mounting infections and vaccination rates lower than other countries as reasons for the move.
Several European countries have placed travel restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from the United States.
Phil Boyd had been set to marry his partner of 21 years, but died while on vacation on the Greek island of Kos.
Beijing 2022 is a rare moment for the Greek government to honor our past and take a stand against the International Olympic Committee and the Chinese government's distortion of our most sacred, Indigenous heritage.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said U.S. forces will be able to train and operate "in an expanded capacity" at the additional bases.
Greece has taken steps to increase its border security over the past two years, and aims to tighten security at its border with Turkey.
"We cannot ignore the fact that we live in a very complicated neighborhood," Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
Greek authorities reported that nine people were also injured as a result of the quake, which measured around 6.0 on the Richter scale.
"We looked at each other and said, 'We feel like we are in jail,'" Donna Knight remembered.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that Turkey would not become a "refugee warehouse" for fleeing Afghans.
Fanned by strong winds, two new big wildfires erupted Monday, triggering evacuation alerts for villages southeast and northwest of Athens.
Thousands of locals have left island of Evia, where the tree is located, amid catastrophic fires that have burned for more than six days.
More than 100 wildfires broke out across Greece in the past few days, forcing thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate their homes.
Some social media users compared the footage of the blaze in Greece to scenes from Hollywood films.
Countries such as Greece and Ireland were added to the CDC's Level 4 warning list, are nations that have more than 500 COVID cases per 100,000 residents in the last 28 days.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made an announcement back in June 2017 that it would add additional mixed gender events to the games in Tokyo.
Kostis, an endangered Mediterranean monk seal, was said to be a "mascot" for the island of Alonissos. Authorities are now searching for his killer.
The Greek parliament submitted a bill Wednesday that would require all employees of nursing homes and care facilities to be vaccinated for COVID by mid-August.
"This is Giannis' moment. He earned it and we're proud of him," said Yiannis Tzikas, who owns the Kivotos Cafe near where Giannis Antetokounmpo grew up.
Move from Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis comes amid a surge in coronavirus infections.
"After a year and a half, no one can claim ignorance about the coronavirus anymore," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said
"Woman's Head" by Picasso and Mondrian's "Stammer Mill with Summer House" will go back on display nine years after they were stolen in January 2012.
The paintings were swiped during a high profile art heist nearly a decade ago.
Beginning July 15, qualifying individuals will be able to secure the incentive as credit in a digital wallet upon receiving a preliminary vaccine dose.
The alleged attacker was being removed from the priesthood for what church officials called "ecclesiastical and criminal offenses," which included charges of fraud and illegal possession of drugs. Church officials added the man had made threatening posts on social media ahead of the hearing.
An Orthodox priest facing a disciplinary hearing allegedly attacked bishops from Greece's Orthodox Church with caustic liquid Wednesday, injuring seven senior members of the church and three others.
Local police were initially stumped by the case after they found no trace of the burglars that Babis Anagnostopoulos said had killed his wife.
The shoes pay tribute to the brand's namesake, the Greek Goddess of Victory, but Nike has spelled her name—and its own—wrongly.