Papal Cross Symbol

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Definition
Cross with three bars; the official symbol of the papacy.

The papal cross is the official symbol of the papacy, and may be used only by the Pope. The three bars of the cross most likely represent the three realms of the Pope's authority: the church, the world, and heaven.

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Title Papal Cross Symbol
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Last UpdatedFebruary 5, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/papal-cross
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MLA Citation “Papal Cross Symbol.” ReligionFacts.com. 5 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021. <religionfacts.com/papal-cross>