Pope Francis today (July 2, 2015) called on the faithful of the world to unite in prayer for Greece, as it now veers on a path toward bankruptcy, according to the Catholic News website.
In a statement released by the Holy See, the Pope expressed his closeness to the Greek people as they face increasing economic and social turbulance. A referendum has been scheduled to be held in Greece on July 5 in order to determine Greece's future economic course of action.
The Pope's statement referred to the "economic and social situation of the country as worrying" and said that the Pope "conveys his closeness to all the Greek people, with a special thought for the many families gravely beset by such a complex and keenly felt human and social crisis."
It concluded by saying that Pope Francis invites all the faithful to "unite in prayer for the good of the beloved Greek people."