Diocesan Coat of Arms

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Diocesan Coat of Arms

The armorial bearings of the Archdiocese of Vancouver are described as follows in the technical language of heraldry:

Or in base upon water barry wavy azure and argent a lymphad azure full sail argent with cross or and a net or cast upon the waters; in chief a mullet argent set between the second and third dancetty of three points azure, the Chi-Rho centered or, between an heraldic rose argent... Read More

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Archdiocese Backgrounder

Category: About the Archdiocese.

HistoryThe Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver has been faithfully serving Catholics in British Columbia since 1863, when the Vicariate Apostolic of British Columbia was established with the Oblate local superior, Louis-Joseph d’Herbomez, OMI, as the vicar apostolic. On September 19, 1908, Pope Pius X established the Roman Catholic... Read More

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