Pope Francis held a consistory to create five new Cardinals. A media rep sent out an explanatory email including the following helpful note:
The new Cardinals, according to the order of creation, knelt before the Holy Father who imposed on them the scarlet zucchetto (skull cap) and the cardinal’s beretta, followed by the presentation of the ring. The Pope also assigned to each Cardinal a church of Rome as a sign of participation in the pastoral care of the Pope in the diocese of Rome. This was followed by the exchange of peace between the Pope and the new Cardinals.
I so very much hope that the beretta which the Holy Father gave to the new Cardinals is this one:
This is a nice one, in an appropriate cardinalatial color. It has that Japanese tsuka-maki wrap that one prefers for one’s katana. This is (of course you recognize it immediately) an M9… with spiffy modifications. However, since these are stormy times in the Church, a better choice could have been the PX4-Storm.
And could that “ring” refer to the “center ring”?
For more on the important topic of the liturgical beretta see HERE.
For more the BIRETTA and how to use it (“birettaquette”) see HERE.
And, everyone, don’t let your priest be this guy.
No, no… that won’t do at all. Wrong wrong wrong… this time it is “beretta”! Sheesh.
Please help with our ongoing BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS (and for priests) PROJECT.