Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Relax, It is Papal Attire


I thought it was John the XXIII when I first saw it on CNN a few moments ago, I'm not sure if Pope John Paul ever wore it, but Benedict is (partly because they are still having audiences outside due to the large crowds and its cold).

By the way, CNN it is not a "Santa's hat" it is a camauro.



Blessed John XXIII is still wearing one:

8 comments:

  1. I bet B16 REALLY knows who's been naughty and nice!! :)

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  2. It makes him more human and likeable.

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  3. He needs to tuck in his ear so it won't get cold.

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  4. Pope John XXIII is said to be in an incorruptible state, but his body appears a bit on the plasticine side to me.

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  5. Pope John XXIII is said to be in an incorruptible state, but his body appears a bit on the plasticine side to me.

    "Fifty years dead you are, how good body looks will yours? hmm?"
    -Yoda

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  6. "Pope John XXIII is said to be in an incorruptible state, but his body appears a bit on the plasticine side to me."

    There is a bit of misunderstanding regarding what incorruptibility means. It doesn't mean that the body looks exactly as it did during life, but rather that the body doesn't putrify and decay. Blessed John's body is probably covered with a wax shell (I don't know much about his particular case). In any event, the incorruptible state could very well mean that the body is discolored, dried, et cetera, even resembling a mummy.

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  7. I meant the exposed parts of Blessed John's body might be covered in a shell, not the entire body..

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