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ASK FATHER: Why don’t bishops use the mantelletta?

From a reader… How come the practice is rare nowadays of bishops and monsignors wearing the mantelletta? Also, when does a bishop wear the mantelletta instead of the mozzetta? Are there specific rules for a bishop to determine if he … Continue reading

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Of the Pope’s mozzetta…

I read on an Italian blog (and so this is at the level of rumor for now) that the Roman ecclesiastical tailor shop Gammarelli sent a mozzetta over the the Apostolic Palace.  A mozzetta is the elbow length red cape, … Continue reading

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