A myth develops around Heitz’s faith and the flag almost as a symbol of divine origin, which however won’t explain why, if this is the case, Heitz did not present exclusively the particular design, but suggested a multitude of flags until the relevant institutions selected what they wanted!

In any case our own issue —the relation of the European flag with Christianity as a source of the European identity— is not the investigation of Heitz’s intents and statements but the criteria for the final choice of the specific symbol, and above all the function itself of the flag, the impression, sentiments and reasons it actually supports.