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The Vatican striped flag is the flag of the Catholic church. Concerning
this white and blue flag, would it have been in France, I would have immediately
said that it was a horizontal version of the flag of Jeanne d'Arc, but
I think this is a flag related here to the Virgin Mary. See for instance
the origin of the blue colour in the former French king's coat of arms.
Pascal Vagnat, 19 May 1999
If by w/b you mean white/blue (not black), then the flag is the Marian
flag - it is a bicolour of the colours associated with Mary in the Polish
usage. I remember when I was in Poland as a child in 1974, I acquired a
Polish flag, a yellow/white flag and a white/blue flag.
Robert M J Czernkowski, 21 May 1999
I see the marianist flag and is white over light blue (celeste) better
that dark blue. In my city (and I believe in other cities too) is used
with the local virgin in center.
Jaume Ollé, 1 Feb 2001
I used the blue color of the Arms of Pope John-Paul II on the Vatican
page for this image.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Feb 2001
Churches in Warsaw - Two flag were spotted
1) white over blue.
2) yellow over white (at same ratio as Polish flag 5:8)
Dov Gutterman, 22 Mar 2002