Silks, trains and ermines,  Papally

Cathedra in Lateran

Pius XI na Lateranie

Holy Father Pius XI in a winter choir dress sitting on the cathedra in the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior, St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist in Lateran. We would like to draw your attention to the pillow under his feet. To the pope’s right hand, slightly behind, stands his majordomo, Mons. Camillo Caccia Dominioni (in a mantelletta), in front of him the Archpriest of the Lateran Basilica, Card. Basilio Pompilj (in a cappa magna), next to whom one can see two papal masters of ceremonies: the prefect of the college Carlo Respighi and Mons. Enrico Dante.