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Words on the Crucifix
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"What do the words
appearing on the Catholic cross mean?"
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The words 'Iesus
Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum', or the initials I.N.R.I., appearing on the crucifix
correspond to the Latin (the Church's 'official language') for 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews'. It is from
Pilate's inscription on the Cross, which was written in Hebrew, Latin & Greek
(see Jn. 19:19-20).
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