Coat of Arms of Archbishop Welby

The very nicely designed and elegant coat of arms of Justin Portal Welby, 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. His personal arms impale the traditional arms of the See of Canterbury: Azure an episcopal cross palewise Or; overall a pall Proper. Rather ironic that the arms of the See of Canterbury display the archiepiscopal pall (or pallium) a vestment granted to Metropolitan Archbishops by the Pope to signify their communion with the See of Rome! Such a communion no longer exists and current Archbishops of Canterbury no longer wear the pallium. Nevertheless, history is history. Still a very fine coat of arms.

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