A symbol of the power and office of the Pope, the successor of Peter, to whom Our Lord said: “And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 16). It is also a symbol of the Sacrament of Penance, and of high or domestic responsiblity.

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MLA Citation

  • “keys“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 August 2018. Web. 18 April 2021. <>