Monday, April 30, 2012
The Patriarch, Francesco Moraglia, whose chosen coat of arms upon taking his chair as Patriarch on the 25th of March, correspond almost congruently with the arms of Pius X, who as his predecessor 115 years ago, occupied the same office.
The arms show the golden lion of St. Mark in the upper part on a silver field. The lower part shows a golden star in the upper half of the light blue field (heaven), which symbolizes the Virgin Mary, the eight points themselves represent the number of the beatitudes. In the lower half is the alternating dark blue and silver of the churning sea and a black anchor [chastity]. The only difference between the arms of Pius X is a crenelated silver wall with an open gate arch between heaven and the sea, which is a play on the new name of the new Patriarch.
The Spanish Vaticanist suspects that this is not an accident, as far as what will be confirmed. The coat of arms was greeted by the new Patriarch of Venice in a conscious imitation of his predecessor, Giuseppe Melchiorre Cardinal Sarto, the later Pope Pius X, as he himself stated. "That doesn't look bad to me. On the contrary", so says Cigoña
Patriarch Moraglia, born in 1953, from Genoa, was ordained a priest by Giuseppe Cardinal Siri. He is considered to be a Sirian and a Ratzingerian and is expected to be named a Cardinal in the next Consistorium, which will probably take place at the end of 2013.
Link to katholisches.net...