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Vatican City Flag Description

The flag of Vatican City is a square-shaped flag consisting of two vertical bands of yellow and white. The flag is divided into two equal parts, with the yellow band on the hoist side and the white band on the fly side. The Vatican City coat of arms is located in the center of the white band.

The yellow and white colors of the flag have significant religious symbolism. The yellow color represents the Pope’s spiritual power, while the white color symbolizes the Pope’s temporal power. These colors are also associated with the keys of heaven, which are said to be given to Saint Peter by Jesus Christ.

The Vatican City flag was adopted on June 7, 1929, when the Lateran Treaty was signed between the Holy See and Italy. This treaty established Vatican City as an independent city-state and recognized the sovereignty of the Holy See. The flag was designed by the Vatican’s official heraldic artist, Antonio Valeri.

The coat of arms featured on the flag consists of two crossed keys, one gold and one silver, tied together with a red cord. The gold key represents the power to bind and loose in heaven, while the silver key represents the power to bind and loose on earth. These keys are a symbol of the authority given to Saint Peter by Jesus Christ, as mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew.

Above the keys, there is a papal tiara, a triple crown symbolizing the Pope’s authority as the head of the Catholic Church. The tiara is traditionally depicted with three crowns, representing the Pope’s roles as the Bishop of Rome, the Vicar of Christ, and the Supreme Pontiff.

The Vatican City flag is flown at various locations within the city-state, including St. Peter’s Square and the Apostolic Palace. It is also used during papal visits and ceremonies. The flag serves as a visual representation of the sovereignty and authority of the Holy See and the Pope.

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