The small fragments are embedded in the Welsh Cross, which will be seen by millions of people
The coronation procession of King Charles III will be led by a cross that includes religious relics gifted by Pope Francis, the Island’s media reported.
For the accession to the throne of the British monarch, the Holy Father provided two pieces of the authentic cross of Christ’s crucifixion.
The small fragments are embedded in the Welsh Cross, which will be seen by millions of people when it is brought into Westminster Abbey in London on May 6.
The two particles are shaped like crosses – one is 1 cm and the other is 5 mm. They are set in the larger silver cross behind a rose crystal gem and can only be seen up close.
The cross will be consecrated by Archbishop of Wales Andrew John at a service at Holy Trinity Church in North Wales on Wednesday before it heads to London.
After his return, it will be divided between the Anglican and Catholic Churches in Wales.
The Welsh cross is made from recycled silver bullion provided by the Royal Mint, located in south Wales, AP Media notes.
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