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Coat of Armsof His Holiness Benedict XVI,Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer at his summer residence in Castelgandolfo, south of Rome, 25 July 2010
The coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI...The coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI.The coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI was designed by then Archbishop Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo (who later was created a Cardinal) soon after the papal election. Benedict's coat of arms has omitted the papal tiara, which traditionally appears in the background to designate the Pope's position as a worldly ruler like a king, replacing it with a simple mitre, emphasising his spiritual authority. ....