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  • Pope Drops Papal Crown From Coat of Arms, Adds Miter, Pallium (Not Exactly)

    04/27/2005 6:55:32 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 80 replies · 4,874+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 4/27/2005 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Drops Papal Crown From Coat of Arms, Adds Miter, Pallium By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The papal crown has been given the boot once again, this time no longer appearing as part of the new pope's coat of arms. Pope Benedict XVI has dispensed with the image of the three-tiered tiara that traditionally appeared at the top of each pope's coat of arms and replaced it with the pointed miter. The pope also has added the pallium, the woolen stole symbolizing a bishop's authority, to the elements surrounding the shield. The details of the new...