UPDATE 26 May 0305 GMT:
From a reader:
Seeing today’s post on the new tiara made me remember that there is a list in the papal Caeremoniale Romanum of the days, other than the Pope’s coronation, when the tiara is actually used:
Quattro Santi Coronati
Good Shepherd Sunday
SS. Peter and Paul
The anniversary of the Pope’s coronation
So not as often as one might imagine…
Interesting. Thanks to JC.
_____ ORIGINAL POST _____ May 25, 2011 @ 13:03
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.
Some Catholics with some Orthodox, during the Wednesday General Audience today, gave Pope Benedict a new papal triregno…tiara.
My friend John Sonnen has an entry at his fine blog:
At today’s weekly general audience the Holy Father received a new tiara made for him and presented by Catholic and Orthodox Christians.
The tiara was commissioned by Dieter Philippi (http://www.dieter-philippi.de/), a German Catholic businessman who has a great devotion to the papacy as well as to the call to Christian unity.
The tiara was created in Sofia, Bulgaria by Orthodox Christians of the Liturgix studio (http://www.liturgix.com/).
Today a small delegation of Roman Catholics and Bulgarian Orthodox on pilgrimage in Rome had the honor to present the tiara to the Holy Father in the name of Christian unity.
Congratulations to Dieter and to all German Catholics and Bulgarian Orthodox involved with this wonderful project.
Question for the readers…
Should the Papal Tiara be revived and used by the Roman Pontiff?
Pick an answer and give your reasons in the combox.