Each Pope has his own crest, typically taken from his family coat of arms. Pope Urban VIII came from the Barberini family whose symbol included three horseflies. Deemed less than hospitable, they were changed to bees on his Papal crest
The Barberini family coat of arms, which features bees! They were a Italian noble family who rose to prominence in century Rome, they peaked with the election of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini to the papal throne in as Pope Urban VIII.
May On this day in history the Legatine Court at Blackfriars opened, presided over by Cardinal Campeggio. The purpose of the court was to hear the matter of Henry VIII’s desire for an annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon.
ALEXANDER VI - The July the Pope Innocent VIII, at the request of Cardinal Borja and the Catholic Monarchs, raised the Valencian See to the rank of metropolitan, becoming Rodrigo of Borja the first Archbishop of Valencia 1492 - 1503