Joseph Schröffer

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JOSEPH SCHRÖFFER

Born : February 20, 1903
Deceased : September 7, 1983

Bishop of Eichstätt, 1948-1968
Titular Archbishop of Volturnum, 1968-1976
Cardinal 1976

Arms of Joseph Schröffer

as bishop
Arms of Joseph Schröffer

as cardinal

Official blazon

Zwei Schilde; rechts der Eichstätter Krümmstab; links: Geviert von Rot und Blau; in 1 und 4 auf vier silbernen Spitzen ein silberner Steinbock; in 2 und 3 eine silberne Lilie.

Origin/meaning

As was fashionable at the time, he used two shields as a bishop, one with the arms of the diocese and one with the personal arms. As cardinal he only used the personal arms.

The ibex on the rocks is a canting element, Schröffer means something like 'a place near the broken rocks'. The fleur-de-lys and the blue colour refer to St. Mary.


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