Bishop Charles Gauci has unveiled a new logo for the Darwin Diocese, which represents the Holy Spirit and the Northern Territory.
Developed after wide consultation, the new logo is a significant departure from the previous practice of using the coat of arms of the bishop of the time as the Diocesan logo.
“Up until now, there has not been a diocesan logo,” Bishop Gauci said. “That to me is not sufficient. The diocese needs to have its own logo irrespective of who is bishop at the time.”
The new logo features a dove that represents the Holy Spirit, with the right wing of the dove in the shape of the Northern Territory. The red ochre, which is widely used by NT’s First Nations people and is also incorporated in the NT flag, is also a prominent feature. The dots forming the Cross represent the dot painting that is widely used by First Nations people. The opening in the dove represents being open to the flow of the Holy Spirit, and the curved blue line represents the water of Baptism and the Arafura Sea.
“We are a Church with a mission. A Church for the world. A Church called to embrace all with the fire of love, and we want our logo to embody this,” Bishop Gauci said.
The rationale of the logo explained by Bishop Charles can be viewed on the Diocese’s website.
New Diocesan Logo Unveiled by Bishop Charles Gauci (Darwin Diocese)