The Papal Tiara
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According to the Eponymous Flower, Pope Francis is restoring the Papal Tiara to his coat of arms.
http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2013...tores.html


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A Fanciful Aspiration?
Edit: a Pope who doesn’t  speak English, who in turns plays the pilgrim Pope, then the Mystic Pope, a connoisseur of decadent art, then sending signals by venerating the relics of St. Pope Pius V, and now putting the tiara back on his coat of arms which the previous Holy Father, Benedict XVI had removed.

H/t to Orbis Catholicus…

And from Charles Coulombe:


Will the Next Pope Be Crowned?
The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 that he would leave the Papacy (he could notresign it, as there is no earthly authority into whose hands he could do so; he renounced the See of St. Peter and the Diocese of Rome, and abdicated as Sovereign of the Vatican City State) on February 28 sent shock-waves throughout the world, and continues to do so at this writing. The fact that he will still be alive, though not participating, immediately alters many of the traditional features of the Sede Vacante — those dealing with ceremonial side of Papal death will be omitted, though something will have to be decided about such things as the ritual destruction of Benedict’s official ring. The Conclave shall duly elect Benedict’s successor, and the new Pontificate shall begin.
Apart from the next Pope’s record in diocesan or curial administration, much will be told about the course he intends to follow by his choices for the rites with which his Papacy will begin — what was traditionally called acoronation, and has been referred to in the last three Pontificates as an “installation” or “inauguration.” Pay close attention to what transpires on that day in early or mid-March; you will learn a great deal about the course of the Church in the next few years.
For the past several centuries, the coronation was a long ceremony, taking about six hours to complete. When Paul VI was elected, he shortened it considerably, by removing many of the small gestures, some of the repeated actions, and the like. He was however crowned with a Tiara as were his predecessors (albeit — in keeping with his unique aesthetics — a rather ugly one lacking the traditional ornamentation). Paul laid it on the altar of St. Peter’s at the end of Vatican II, in a gesture that was seen as bespeaking humility by some and as virtual abdication by others. Because of the changes he made in the Papal Court (ending most hereditary and lay offices, though a few remain), Paul made it impossible, just as he had with Papal funerals, for the sort of Coronation that he and his predecessors enjoyed to be performed again (cynics noted that while calling for a greater role for laity in the Church at large, he sharply reduced their standing in the ceremonial life of the Vatican). Nevertheless, it is certain that he intended for his successors to have some sort of coronation. In 1975 Apostolic Constitution, Romano Pontifici Eligendo, Paul explicitly declared, “the new pontiff is to be crowned by the senior cardinal deacon.”



I'm still not quite sure what to make of Pope Francis... .
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#2
Me Either ....  ???  Give him sometime and prayers, see how he does. I'm all over the place with him at the moment.
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Is there any confirmation that the picture is legitimate? I think that picture is just what  the person at Orbis Catholicus thinks/hopes it will look like.  There didn't seem to be any indication that was an offical image. 
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#4
Agree with Sebastian, this just looks like an unsubstantiated mockup created by that blogger.

Especially after Benedict XVI using a mitre instead of a tiara on his papal coat of arms, I strongly suspect Francis will do the same.
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With our luck, it will be that horrible mitre he wore yesterday.
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#6
What I got is from the link in the OP, so I don't know if it's official.  Wish it was, though.
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If you go to the blog, it's more clear that this is a mock-up... These words are at the bottom of the image, "A Fanciful Aspiration?"
Lynne

+JMJ+

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