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. ;