The chalice he holds had no significance in the last edition, why would it be any different now? As far as Priests go, they should always have had chalices as that is what gave FnP/FC and not the narthecium (or however it's spelled).
Yeah, its like his aura.
I still feel the redundant nature of a fluff bit. Well its not as funny as scouts with lightning claws(yes you can do this now).