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Bishop Llanos’ coat of arms as Bishop of St John’s-Basseterre differs slightly from the coat of arms as Auxiliary Bishop of Port of Spain.

The shield is divided in three. The upper third bears the Crest of the Llanos family from the 16th century in southern Spain. The castle in the centre denotes authority and leadership with a tiger on either side being the guardians of that authority. The gold background represents hope; the green, peace; and the red, chivalry.

The second segment bears a chalice and host in the centre flanked by a dove on its right and the hearts of Jesus and Mary (reverse of the Miraculous Medal) on its left. The chalice and host speak of the Eucharist which is the source and summit of our Catholic faith and centre of the Church’s life.

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