Because the cross was adopted as the symbol for those who partook of the Crusade, the French word for cross is croix (in French croisade means crusade). The Crusade was quite simply a march by Christian European knights, warrior monks and pilgrims to the holy land to gain control of the sacred sites which the Saracens (Moslems) had control of.
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