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Symbol of Christianity
A crux immissa or Latin cross
Latin cross floor plan. Shaded area is the transept
A Latin cross or crux immissa is a type of cross in which the vertical beam sticks above the crossbeam, with the three upper arms either equally long or with the vertical topmost arm shorter than the two horizontal arms, and always with a much longer bottom arm.
In the United States, the Latin cross began as a Roman Catholicemblem, being vehemently contested as Satanic by various Protestant denominations in the 19th century, but has since become a universal symbol of Christianity and is now the main representation of the cross for Protestants, too.