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Catholics on Lesvos mark St Valentine’s Day

The Catholic community in Mytilene on the island of Lesvos commemorated Saint Valentine in the "Frankoklisia" - the Catholic Church of the Dormition of the Virgin in the central market of the city.

What are believed to be the relics of St Valentine, patron saint of lovers around the world, have been kept in the Catholic church in Mytilene since 1908.

Migrant shipwreck leaves two dead and one missing, as 57 make it to shore

Two people have been confirmed dead and one is presumed missing after a boat carrying at least 60 migrants from Turkey went down off Lesvos in the eastern Aegean on Monday night, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported the coast guard as saying on Wednesday.

According to the report, police on the island found 57 undocumented migrants who survived the wreck and swam to shore.

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