Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Older Papal attire restored...

Catholics of a traditional bent have not failed to notice that His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI has restored the usage of some papal attire that hasn't seen use for some decades now.

This includes the "mozzetta" which is the velvet, ermine lined piece in this picture, and more recently today, the similiar cap (camauro) which has been worn by popes since the middle ages.

It is nice to see such traditions renewed, much like the older style pallium that Pope Benedict wore for his coronation.

One wonders if we shall be so blessed to see the papal slippers return?

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