Adrianus Johannes Simonis

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ADRIANUS JOHANNES SIMONIS

Born : November 26, 1931
Deceased :

Bishop of Rotterdam, 1970-1983
Archbishop of Utrecht, 1983-2007
Cardinal : 1985

Arms of Adrianus Johannes Simonis

Bishop of Rotterdam
Arms of Adrianus Johannes Simonis

Archbishop of Utrecht
Arms of Adrianus Johannes Simonis

Cardinal

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The saltire is taken as a symbol of the interest of the Archbishop for the Eastern liturgy. The bread-basket and fish refer to the Eucharist.

The base shows an ope book with the letters A and Ω, symbol for the studies of the Archbishop in Rome.

The motto is taken from John 17:3.


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