Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Pectoral Cross of Pope Francis

Adjacent is a close-up of the Pectoral Cross which Pope Francis wears invariably. Its shape is not attractive, but the beautiful image of the Shepherd carrying upon his shoulders the lost sheep whilst surrounded by the flock is particularly fitting for a bishop and a Pope.

Some authors have attributed to this image of the Shepherd carrying the lost Sheep the use of the woollen PALLIUM of the Pope (which came to be used by other bishops also).