The Catholic Church is set to unveil a new color match for its iconic icons.
The colors will be white, blue, yellow and red.
“This match is so important to us because we are an American church and we are a Catholic church and the color of the Church is so iconic to us,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput, head of the church.
“The colors are so important, they’re symbols of hope, hope, faith and renewal.”
The colors, which have been in use since the 1940s, will be chosen by a committee led by Archbishop Chaput.
It’s the first time the Church has chosen a new icon since it was first red in 1939.
The new colors will go into effect immediately and will be visible to all, said the Rev. John Sommers, executive director of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
As for the actual colors, Chaput said, “the pope has been very clear that the colors of the icon are symbolic, so they are not to be confused with the color that’s on our hats.”
“We believe that the icons of the faith are so great,” he said.
They are meant to remind us of the glory of God and the dignity of the human person.
“We believe the colors are there for a purpose.
We believe that in these colors we are being called to act in solidarity with the Catholic Church.”