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The keys represent St. Peter.
Jesus gave the keys of heaven to St. Peter, saying.
"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
The Roman sword represents St. Paul.
The sword is a common attribute of Saint Paul ... The sword is a reminder of the means of his martyrdom – he was beheaded in Rome in 67 AD.
The black Maltese cross represents the knighthood.
In the coat of arms, the keys represent St. Peter and the sword represent St. Paul. The upside down cross on top of the crown represent how St. Peter was crucified.
The crown represents St. Peter and St. Paul as the Princes of the Apostles.
The solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June.