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Pope Francis gives the Lampedusa Crucifix to the Lampedusa parish church

Cuban President, Raul Castro, presented Pope Francis with a 3 meter crucifix. The Lampedusa Crucifix is made from oars lashed together with rope. It is named for the tiny Mediterranean Sea island off the coast of Sicily where the majority of immigrants fleeing Africa arrive. Francis has taken the decision to now donate the crucifix to the Lampedusa parish which it honors.

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