Pope Francis' fisherman's ring
Pope Francis chose as his ring one with the figure of Peter holding keys.
He chose it from two or three other possibilities. It is silver plated in gold. The jeweler is Italian artist Enrico Manfrini. The ring used to belong to Pope Paul VI's secretary.
It is a symbol of Episcopal authority. It is a long white wool scarf with five red crosses.
The pallium represents the good shepherd, and the five crosses represent the five wounds of Christ.
The pope's coat of arms
Francis has decided to keep the same coat of arms and motto for the papacy that he had as bishop of Buenos Aires, but will replace the cardinal's hat in the center with the papal hat and keys.
The coat of arms has a blue background, with HIS in the center, which signifies Christ but also pope's Society of Jesus membership.
The coat of arms also has the yellow flower of Nard, symbol of St Joseph, and a yellow star, symbol of the Madonna.
The Pope's motto is "having had mercy, he called him."
Lombardi showed a picture of the coat of arms at Monday's daily press briefing.