Diocese of Antwerpen

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DIOCESE OF ANTWERPEN (Dioecesis Antverpiensis)

Country : Belgium
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1560
abolished in 1798
re-established in 1962

Arms of the Diocese of Antwerpen


The arms show St. Mary, the local patron saint. The chapter of the local church already used a seal in the 15th century showing the saint. This was the base for the arms, which were adopted in the mid 1600s.

Arms of Bishops

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Literature : Duerloo and Cheron, 2013