The true history of Spain's shields: more than 500 years joining a country.
There are elements such as the eagle of St. John and the yoke and arrows that many people believe were created by Franco's dictatorship, even if they had centuries of life.
The pope is still continuing this tradition (but probably not this year).
Oh not only the pope, it is done in normal parishes aswell if the priest
chooses to do so and in roman catholic orders of course, bith male&female.
I know families who do so, it is a question of faith.
King Felipe VI, linked to his status as King of Jerusalem, an honorary title he holds as holder of the Crown of Spain. This dignity dates back to the Middle Ages, a period to which the exploration of its origin leads through genealogy, wars and a sale.