Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1808 as Diocese of Philadelphia
Elevated to Archdiocese in 1875

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Official blazon

Argent, on a pile azure a star in chief of the field, the pile debruised by a fess sable, thereon three plates each charged with a cross gules.


A blue 'pennant' and silver star are symbols of the Blessed Virgin, while the bezants are adapted from the plates argent in the family arms of William Penn. Their gules crosses represent the Trinity.

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Arms of Auxiliary Bishops

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