Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS (Archidiocesis Paulopolitana et Minneapolitana)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1850 as the Diocese of Saint Paul of Minnesota
Elevated to Archdiocese in 1888
Renamed 1966 to Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The white and blue waves represent the waters of the Mississippi River.

The red sword represents the archdiocese’s namesake, the apostle St. Paul.

The two red crosses represent the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.


Arms of Bishops of Saint Paul

Arms of Archbishops of Saint Paul

Arms of Archbishops of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Arms of Auxiliary bishops


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