Those 2 words refer to the same object but some people can’t seem to tell the difference. Now I will direct you to a site that you can go to and you will find out what an upside down or a bent crucifix or a cross means and also a bent forward from the middle cross or crucifix. Got questions?
The reason I’m writing about this is that I came across a picture on the internet of the Pope carrying a bent forward crucifix, but on a wall in whatever room he was there was a cross hanging upside down. So I Googled what is the meaning of a hanging upside down of a crucifix? Then I Googled what was the meaning of a bent forward crucifix from the middle? I soon found out there is quite a few meanings for the both of them. Also I didn’t want anyone jumping to a wrong conclusion about the Pope, even though I don’t like him (specifically this PopeI mean).