Crux Vera (True Cross) was a secret Catholic organization that engaged in murder to accomplish its goals.
The group was formed during the Spanish Civil War to protect the Catholic Church from its enemies, defined as Bolsheviks and Jews. The organization spread across Europe and developed a desire to attempt to restore the Church to position of power during the middle ages. The order could justify its actions to itself because laymen rather than priests were used to commit crimes. These laymen were later granted absolution by priests who belonged to Crux Vera.