The pope uses several designs of cross, including the crucifix, Latin Cross, fabulous jewelled crosses and an odd one with a bent cross-beam (see Bent Cross).
The Papal Cross tends to be seen more in ceremonial occasions and processions. The three bars have several interpretations, including:
For some Christians, whilst recognizing the pope as an incredibly important person, they prefer to interpret the three bars differently:
or the most popular:
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