Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES (Archidioecesis Angelorum in California)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1922 as Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego
Split in 1936 and elevated to Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Official blazon

Azure, three pairs of wings conjoined and erect, between the tips of each pair a rose, all or.


The arms contain three sets of angel wings, each guarding a golden rose. The golden rose symbolizes Mary, as the Mystical Rose, Queen of Angels. The angels' wings represent El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles (now better known as LA).

The present arms were adopted upon the division of the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles into the Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego and the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno in 1922. The arms have remained the same through the elevation of the Dioceses of Los Angeles-San Diego to an archdiocese.

Arms of (Arch)bishops

Arms of Auxiliary bishops

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