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PAPAL CROSS

A symbol also referred to as the archiepiscopal cross, used more in art than in actual practice. Papal and archiepiscopal crosses are really crucifixes elevated on staffs.

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

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