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Changes in the Papal Coat of Arms

The exterior is inspired by Pope Barberini?s crest, which is found on the canopy or baldacchino of Saint Peter?s main altar. ;

The main difference compared to the prior is the comeback of the papal triple crown, which highlights governmental function of the Pope.


A symbol present in all the papal crests of the last century, including that of Pope John Paul the second. ;

No longer visible in this version is the bishop?s miter that represents the brotherhood between all bishops and the mission to teach Christians. ;

Since they?re compatible, which one he decides to use will probably depend on the type of ceremony. ;