The most important of Catholic emblems, symbolizing the Church‘s holy faith and the redemption of mankind, because Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer, died on a cross. It is used on Catholic churches, schools, institutions, altars, vestments, etc., to indicate that they are consecrated to God‘s service; and, when blessed, either as a cross or a crucifix, it becomes a sacramental. Crosses were used among many nations for the execution of criminals, in certain regions they were held in religious honour because of their symbolism. There are many varieties of crosses including,

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  • “cross”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2021. Web. 24 January 2022. <>