Adrianus Johannes Simonis
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ADRIANUS JOHANNES SIMONIS
Born : November 26, 1931
Bishop of Rotterdam
Archbishop of Utrecht
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.