Pope Francis visits Italy's migrant island of Lampedusa
8 July 2013 Last updated at 10:01 BST
Pope Francis is visiting the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, where he will pray for illegal migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe.
He threw a wreath of flowers into the sea, in a sign of mourning - before presiding over an open-air Mass.
A small boat carrying more than 100 Africans, reportedly Eritreans, arrived at Lampedusa's port just hours before the Pope's plane touched down.
David Willey reports.