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Description ISO 639 Icon en.svg Personal coat of arms of Pope John Paul II.

"Azure a cross or, the upright placed to dexter and the crossbar enhanced, in sinister base an M of the same." (on a blue shield, a golden cross, off-centered to the upper left, with a capital M in the lower right corner).

As a bishop, Karol Woytila used this design with the cross and letter in black instead of gold. As this violated the heraldic "tincture's canon" (black on blue, color on colour) upon his election as pope, Vatican heraldist Monsignor Bruno Bernard Haim suggested he replace black by gold (Raul Pardo, 2 April 2005, Joe McMillan, 20 April 2005). Personal Flag and Arms of John Paul II (

ISO 639 Icon pl.svgHerb Jana Pawła II
Date 25 March 2007
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