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CRUSADER'S CROSS

A symbol, known also as the Jerusalem cross, that is said to have been the emblem on the coat of arms of Godfrey Bouillon (1060-1100), first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. It is a Greek Cross with four equal arms having a smaller Greek cross in each of four corner fields. This cross is usually shown as red painted or appliquéd on white material.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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