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image by Elias Granqvist
The flag of the Church of Sweden (Svenska kyrkan) is
a banner of the arms of the said church. The Church of Sweden is a Lutheran
Christian church, the biggest religious society in Sweden, and was the state
church until 31 December 1999.
Elias Granqvist, 10 July 2000
At least some of the dioceses use flags, as far as I know. They are also
using banners of arms. A commonly used flag at churches is the flag of the
Church of Sweden.
Elias Granqvist, 15 August 2000
The Church of Sweden has recently started to use a different drawing of its
arms. In a heraldic sense however, the arms has not been altered. (It may also
be that my drawing of the flag, which we display, is not exactly as the
flag is made in reality)
Elias Granqvist, 3 April 2005
Different sorts of flags seem to be in use. See:
which shows a 'fassadflagga' and a 'vimpel' plus PMS values. The pictures are
clickable (dimensions in cm will appear).
Among the articles offered at www.verbum.se are various kinds of flag, too.
Jan Mertens, 4 April 2005
In San Agustin (Gran Canaria) I saw a shield yellow, divided by a red
centred cross, which was superimposed by a yellow coronet. The shield was
the logo of the Swedish Church. The centre of the shield is
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 07 October 2011
From the English version of the Stockholm diocese page (26 May 2000):
Catholics: 165,691 (2 per cent of the 8.8 million population)
Diocese: 1 (Stockholm Diocese covers all Sweden)
image by António Martins
I recently saw a flag which was yellow with a white cross. It had the
proportions of the flag of Sweden and the colours of the Vatican flag and was
displayed outside a Catholic church in Stockholm.
Anders Hanquist, 25 May 2000
Here is a response from the Katolska Stiftet in Sweden:
Dear SirLewis A. Nowitz, 26 May 2000
It is the flag of the Catholic cathedral, not of the Catholic Church in Sweden.
Eva Welin secretary for information
Editor's note: This information was confirmed by Dean Lars Cavallin on 14 July 2000. The Dean also mentions, that the colours are the clerical colours of gold and silver (yellow and white), the same as for the Holy See (Vatican City State).