Silks, trains and ermines,  Pontifices

Archpriest Pacelli

palm sundayArchpriest of the Basilica of St. Peter on the Vatican, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, during the procession on Palm Sunday, March 20, 1932. The clergy are waiting in front of the door of the basilica to re-enter it. On his left, Cardinal Pacelli is accompanied by a deacon in a folded chasuble (planeta plicata), while behind him there is a train-bearer holding the train of  the cardinal’s choir cassock [the source of the image].