There's a short but informative post today over on the blog Seasons of Grace by blogger Kathy Schiffer on what will be the arms of the Vatican when Pope Benedict XVI steps down later this week. It's an interesting post about what is probably a lesser-known aspect of the Papal interregnum that occurs between the death or resignation of one Pope and the election of another.
She also looks at Benedict XVI's coat of arms and the meaning for him on the charges on it.
If you'd like to see what she says about the Vatican and the heraldry of this upcoming interregnum, her post can be found on-line at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kathyschiffer/2013/02/a-coat-of-arms-for-the-interregnum/
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