Archdiocese of Glasgow

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ARCHDIOCESE OF GLASGOW (Archidioecesis Glasguensis)

Country : United Kingdom
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1114 as Diocese of Glasgow
Elevated to Archdiocese in 1492
Extinct in 1603
RE-established in 1827 as Apostolic Vicariate of the Western District
Elevated to Archdiocese in 1878

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Glasgow

Official blazon

Vert two keys in saltire the dexter Or the sinister Argent.


The arms were officially granted in 2003.

The arms show the two crossed keys of St. Peter, as a symbol for the Roman Catholic Church. The salmon with the ring below the shield is the symbol of St Mungo (or Kentigern) founder and patron Saint of the City of Glasgow.

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