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Card. de la Torre

His Eminence Carlos María Javier Cardinal de la Torre, the Archbishop of Quito, in a winter cappa magna.

Sapieha in Vatican

Prince Adam Stefan Stanisław Bonifacy Józef Sapieha on the day of his cardinatial creation made by Pius XII, February 18, 1946 [the …

Patriarch Sabbah

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, blesses with holy water priests and worshippers gathered at the entrance to the Church of …

Nuntius apostolicus

Abp. Eugenio Pacelli in the solemn choir dress the apostolic nuncio is entitled to, Germany, the ’20s.

Abp. Huyn

Pavel Maria Josef Antonín count Huyn, Archbishop of Prague and Primate of Bohemia, in a choir dress with a spread cassock’s train.


The Public Consistory, December 22, 1927. Among the five newly created cardinals were three religious, who unlike the other two, Hlond (first …

Patriarch Roncalli

The new Patriarch of Venice, Angelo Cardinal Roncalli, in the day of taking the possesion of his episcopal see, March 15, 1953.

Card. König

Franz Cardinal König, Archbishop of Vienna, cardinal-priest of the church of St. Eusebius on the Esquiline.

Abp. Schlarman as a chieftain

Payetanimah, a chief of the Menominee tribe, made Archbishop Joseph H. Schlarman of Peoria an honorary Indian chief, giving him the title …

Card. Spellman

Cardinal Francis Spellman in liturgical vestments with a spread cassock’s train after a High Pontifical Mass.


Card. Burke in a cappa magna praying before the Blessed Sacrament.

Card. Frings

His Eminence Joseph Frings, the Archbishop of Cologne and the Cardinal-Priest of the Basilica of St. John before the Latin Gate.

Bp. Sabbah

Bishop Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, kissing the Stone of the Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre A.D. 2003.


What the hood of a cappa magna looks like [the photo from Orbis Catholicus].

Card. Schuster

Cardinal Schuster wearing a choir dress of watered silk and a galero with tassels.

Ave Crux

The Rector of the titular church of St. Cesareo in Palatio is presenting  the cross to cardinal Karol Wojtyła to kiss it, 18.02.1968.

Card. Pignatelli di Belmonte

The Papal Legate, Cardinal Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, at the Pontfical High Mass in front of the basilica in Lourdes during …

Card. Döpfner

Julius cardinal Döpfner in a solemn choir dress. The function of his familiaris is being fulfilled by a knight of the Equestrian Order …

Card Montini

Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Cardinal Montini in a winter cappa magna.

Abp. Hannan

Archbishop Michael Hannan, the Metropolitan of Halifax in Nova Scotia (Canada), in a winter cappa magna with ermine cape with tails and with …

Bp. Weskamm

Bishop Wilhelm Weskam, the bishop of the diocese of Berlin, on the day of his enthronement. For unknown reasons he is wearing a cappa magna …