Archdiocese of Avignon

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ARCHDIOCESE OF AVIGNON (Archidioecesis Massiliensis)

Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : ca 400 AD, elevated to Archdiocese in 1475.

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

Armoria Sedium gives the Arms as : "Gules, two keys in saltire or". This is a Papal Augmentation given to commemorate the period of papal residence 1305-1378, and the fact that the Area was part of the Papal States until 1789.


Literature : Michael Francis McCarthy : Armoria Sedium; Catholic Hierarchy Website http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/