Diocese of Erie

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DIOCESE OF ERIE (Dioecesis Eriensis)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1853

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Erie

Official blazon


The blue chief with wavy line suggest the waves of Lake Erie. The meaning of the green Latin cross patoncé on argent we do not know (any information is welcome).

The gold key is the symbol of St. Peter, the patron saint of the diocesan cathedral.

Arms of Bishops

Arms of Auxiliary Bishops

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Literature : Information from the diocesan website