Lampedusa Cross to be displayed in Dorset County Museum throughout July

Lampedusa CrossA Lampedusa Cross – hand-carved from the driftwood of capsized refugee boats, is being displayed in the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester from 27 June. Visitors are invited to visit the cross and write messages of hope to show solidarity with refugees across the world. 

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The Lampedusa Cross are handmade crosses carved by an Italian carpenter, Francisco Tuccio. He was inspired to create the crosses after an incident in 2013, where a boat capsized off the coast of the small Italian Island of Lampedusa; 311 people perished and 155 others were saved by the residents of Lampedusa. Pope Francis carried one of the crosses at a memorial service in Lampedusa.  Continue reading