Diocese of Prince George

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DIOCESE OF PRINCE GEORGE (Dioecesis Principis Georgensis)

Country : Canada
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1916 as Apostolic Vicariate of Yukon-Prince Rupert
Split 1944 into Apostolic Vicariate of Whitehorse and Apostolic Vicariate of Prince Rupert
Elevated 1967 to Diocese of Prince George

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Prince George

Official blazon

Argent three bars wavy Azure dimidiating three bars dancetty Vert, on a pile Or a Latin cross Sable.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 15, 2014.

The background alludes to the coast of the Pacific Ocean and to the mountainous and forested geography of northern British Columbia, the area covered by the diocese. The gold wedge represents the light of the gospel. The large cross is the main element on the seal of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the religious order that first ministered to this region.

Arms of Bishops


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