This one legged image hanging from its scalp around a Cardinals neck is a far cry from the traditional pectoral cross containing relics of the saint that most Prelates still wear.
It is being worn here by the U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick as he attends a prayer at Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican March 6, 2013.
I know nothing about McCarrick but choosing a distorted image of the Saviour as costume jewelry is something he obviously feels is important. It is both theology and culture of rupture on a chain. thanks to Eponymous Flower