The Papal Crucifix is immediately recognizable to any Catholic as the crucifix used by many of the most recent popes: Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. It has typically rested atop the pastoral staff used by the Popes and was designed by Lello Scorzelli . Commissioned by Pope Paul VI, it was first used at the closing of the Second Vatican Council on December 8, 1965. The Creator Mundi Papal Crucifix is a replica of this crucifix, and it is available in different sizes to fit your needs. It is made of solid bronze in Europe, using old-world techniques. The level of craftsmanship shown in this crucifix ensures that it will become a treasured heirloom in your family, to be passed down through the generations.