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The pallium has only three pins: Front, back and left shoulder.
The pins today are ceremonial in function, but their presence goes back back to a time when the Pallium was actually draped a certain way and held in place with pins. They were never meant to be symmetrical.
The pins were in place at Midnight Mass. See the NLM photos of MN Mass.
The Pallium traditionally never SHOULD have a pin on the right shoulder. When the new pallium was first introduced it mistakenly did have one there, but this was subsequently removed. Read the article on the development of the pallium at NLM to understand why.
Have to say that the scenario in which ‘something gets lost in the Vatican Palace and can’t be found… and there’s no spare available’ is pretty amusing. I see the basis for a new sitcom.
I actually noticed that looking at pictures of a recent Mass. I think that was the Epiphany Mass.
As I recall, the pallium would have five crosses for the five wounds of Christ and have three pins which represent the three nails of Christ on the crucifix. That’s what I have always been told.
David Grondz is right. The pallium is hold in place by only three pins: front, back and left shoulder. With the former pallium, the long one, there was some fuss around the pins, but now they have gone to their proper places. So the pope doesn’t lack any pin!
Here is John Paul II – with pins on the front and left shoulder, and not on the right shoulder.