Francis said the cross is a symbol of ‘the power of God who made himself sin to heal us’

‘Do the red and say the black’ is simple advice, but it could save a lot of trouble

Bishop James Conley was given the pectoral cross by Benedict XVI in 2012

Whatever the crude political message behind President Morales’s crucifix, the Pope transformed it into a higher purpose

Fr Lombardi says hammer and sickle crucifix created by martyred priest ‘will not be put in a church’

The Pope revealed today that he carries the crucifix in a pouch under his white robes