World Pope Francis calls on EU to aid Italy with migrant crisis

On Saturday, the pope asked the European Union to do more to help Italy cope with migrants rescued in the Mediterranean. Since the start of 2014, nearly 200,000 people have been rescued at sea by Italy.

Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union Saturday to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.