I was a little confused and somewhat saddened to see that on the updated flag of the Swiss Guard the arms of Pope Francis were depicted with the mitre/tiara hybrid as opposed to the tiara as has always been done (even with the arms of Benedict XVI). It’s surprising because the notoriously punctilious Swiss aren’t known for accommodating whim or fashion when it comes to “their stuff”. Another thing changed for the worse.
I am upset with this news 😦
I fear the Swiss official attitude to everything has been craven lately. This is not good news. The logic is faulty and the result ugly. But aesthetics don’t seem to matter to this Holy Father. And we can’t put this down to wanting to save money like the black shoes and the pectoral;
And yet this website, in German, clearly shows the flag image with the tiara, in opposition to the actual flag used. http://www.katholisches.info/2013/05/06/im-dienst-des-papstes-vereidigung-der-neuen-schweizergardisten/
Une tradition héraldique qui tombe… Une “petite Tuileries” d’haujourd’hui pour le Suisses…