Benedictus PP. XVI

Cope of Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI during Vespers in Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on the day of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (formerly the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary) on 2 II 2010. The Holy Father is wearing a cope decorated with his coat of arms, which can also be seen on the decorative ends of the backrest of the throne standing at the back, and its clasp is fastened with a decorative buckle (fibula, formale, morsus).