Monday, October 25, 2010

Illustrated Dictionary of Papal Paraphernalia

The traditional headgear of Bishops, mitres have been worn by Popes in liturgical celebrations up to the present day.  Pope Benedict XVI replaced the Papal tiara with the mitre as his official hat.

Piscatory Ring
The "Ring of the Fisherman" features an image of St. Peter on a boat with T Pain.

Papal Cross
The pastoral staff of the Holy Father.  It is carried in the same manner as a crozier.

Papal Loafers
Official red loafers worn by Benedict XVI

Cappello Romano
Now that's a real Spaghetti Western Cowboy Hat!

God bless the Vicar of Christ!