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Silks, trains and ermines, Page 3

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 …

Card. Sarto

Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto was born in the year of our Lord 1835 in Riese. He came from a poor, rural family. After …

Card. Newman

John Henry Cardinal Newman C.O. in a winter cappa magna.

Nuncio Pacelli

Archbishop Eugenio Pacelli as an Apostolic Nuncio during the celebration of the anniversary of the coronation of Pope Pius XI in Berlin.

Card. von Geissel

Johannes Cardinal von Geissel, the archbishop of Cologne, with a beautiful tri-corn hat.

Card. Cicognani

Amleto Cardinal Cicognani surrounded by his entourage: three familiares in ferraiolos holding prelate’s belongings (saturno with tabarro and mantelletta), a train-bearer in croccia …


Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger P.S.S. in cappa magna of moire silk during a speech [source: The Far Sight 2.0].

Card. Villeneuve

Jean Marie cardinal Villeneuve O.M.I., metropolitan archbishop of Quebec.


Luigi Barlassina, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, at the incensation of the gifts after the Offertory during the pontifical Mass celebrated on the …

Card. Spellman and Indians

Blue Corn, six year old Indian girl, kneels and kisses the ring of Francis cardinal Spellman in front of St.Patrick’s Cathedral in …


The train, or the tail of the choir cassock [photo from Ceremonia y rúbrica de la Iglesia española].

The Sacred Purple

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. The picture was taken during his visit in the benedicitne Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine in St. …

Card. Siri

Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, the archbishop of Genoa, in solemn choir dress.

Card. Giustini

Philip Cardinal Giustini in the summer choir dress with a spread cassock’s train.

Card. Rugambwa

Laurentius Cardinal Rugambwa, the bishop of Rutabo in Tanzania, in the winter cappa magna. It is said that the information about his …

Abp. van de Wetering

Henricus van de Wetering, the archbishop of Utrecht, in the summer cappa magna tied up in the front.

Card. Mercier

Desiré-Félicien-François-Joseph cardinal Mercier, the archbishop of Mechelen.

Card. Spellman

Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman, the archbishop of New York, in abito piano.