March 25, 2013
The coat of arms of Pope Francis is based on the blue shield symbolizing the Society of Jesus. The five-pointed star and the buds of a spikenard flower represent respectively Mary and St. Joseph. The papal motto is ‘Miserando atque eligendo,’ which means, having mercy, he called him.

Pope’s coat of arms

The coat of arms of Pope Francis is based on the blue shield symbolizing the Society of Jesus.

The five-pointed star and the buds of a spikenard flower represent respectively Mary and St. Joseph.

The papal motto is ‘Miserando atque eligendo,’ which means ‘having mercy, he called him.’