In the course of its journey through Spain, the Cross of Lampedusa made a stop in La Salle Los Corrales de Buelna. In collaboration with the local parish of San Vicente Mártir, dozens of parishioners and pupils of the 4th and 6th year primary school received the cross and honoured the memory of what it stands for, since it is made of wood from the planks of a ship that went down in the Mediterranean with 500 passengers.
The cross arrived from Torrelavega and moved on towards Potes. It reminded us of the tragedy of immigration and the deaths in the sea of those fleeing persecution who are obliged to cling on for dear life as they attempt to make progress in the face of danger.
The religious service of prayer and meditation around the cross was attended by more than 200 people.
The cross was blessed and launched on its way on April 9th, 2014, by Pope Francis, who then asked for it to be carried to many places as a reminder of the sufferings that some people have to endure.