Photo: Peter Turek
“An Americano please. To go. …You know? Take away.”
I tried the walking man gesture using two fingers. I was a Canadian man in Lampedusa, Italy. The small island of Lampedusa made headlines in the past few years for unfortunate reasons. It is the first European port for many refugees trying to find a safer, more peaceful life. Sadly many of the boats do not make it all the way across. Thousands have died in the Mediterranean Sea’s embrace and the western world often looked the other way.
Pope Francis does not look the other way.
Shortly after taking office, he