Bishop Barber of Oakland

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The coat of arms of newly ordained and installed Bishop Michael Barber, SJ of Oakland who was ordained a bishop and installed at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland today. The charge in chief of the personal arms is the insignia of the Society of Jesus to which the bishop belongs and which also features prominently in the arms of the pope who appointed him. The bishop also served as a US Navy chaplain. Hence, the anchor.

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