Pope Francis Wears the Good Shepherd Cross

13 Sep

The tradition has been that each pope receives a new gold cross when he is chosen to lead the Catholic Church. Pope Francis refused a new cross, preferring to wear the Good Shepherd Cross that had been made for him many years before.

Rosary makers have begun adding the Good Shepherd Cross to rosaries that honor Pope Francis. The Good Shepherd Cross has become a symbol of the humility of Pope Francis.

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To learn more about crosses, crucifixes, medals, and rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner.  This 152 page hardcover book published by Schiffer Publishing is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, the Catholic Faith Store Online and other book stores, religious article stores, and online sellers.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide has over 200 color photographs.

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4 Responses to “Pope Francis Wears the Good Shepherd Cross”

  1. Giovanna Lottes September 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM #

    I just received a gift of rosaries that were blessed by Pope John XXIII. Can’t wait to show them to you

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  2. Mary Hall September 13, 2015 at 2:47 PM #

    Interesting facts about the Pope’s crosses!

    PS Look at EWTN for the movie on the life of Mother Theresa. It was on Saturday evening on the 12th of September. It was excellent. I am sure they will run it again.

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  3. Relax... February 22, 2016 at 2:07 AM #

    I love the Good Shepherd Cross! I’d never seen that before!

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