Vatican City History

Vatican City State – National Flag The flag was officially hoisted in 1929. Yellow and white, which in heraldry denote gold and silver, are the colors of St. Peter’s keys; they were elected in 1808 as the colors of the Church State. The colors originated from the papal cockades, which had previously been red and yellow. Red is the color of the Roman Church. The papal insignia, crossed keys and…

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