Papal Cross

The Catholic Papal Cross is the emblem of the authority of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church. The three bars are usually thought to represent the trinity: God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The Papal cross is often confused with the three armed Cross Lorraine, usually by conspiracy theorists who also confuse the Lorraine Cross with occultist Aleister Crowley’s “Baphomet cross,” a personal esoteric interpretation of the Jerusalem cross.

You can read more about the Cross Lorraine and its history here.

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Rosecross

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Christian symbolism by Emily Davidson | Spiritual Living 360
November 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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