Joseph Maria Bonnemain, the newly appointed bishop of Chur (Pray Tell reported here), has decided to renounce having a coat of arms: “The cross is sufficient for me.”
The bishop-elect explained this as follows:
The cross is the sign of the loving self-offering of Christ for the world. Thus, do not expect that I design and use an episcopal coat of arms, as is ordinarily the case. The symbol of the cross of Christ is sufficient for me. I will use this, and only this.