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Bolivian President Evo Morales presents the crucifix to Pope Francis (CNS)

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

Bolivian president Evo Morales presents the Pope with the hammer and sickle crucifix (AP)

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

A rosary draped over an Argentinian flag (CNS)

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