Silks, trains and ermines

Consistory 1914

542880581-rome-vatican-ordination-of-the-new-cardinals-gettyimagesReading the words of the oath by the cardinal electors during the consistory on May 25, 1914, the Sistine Chapel. Among the new prelates there were two Benedictines (in black cappae magnae) and later Pope, Giacomo Giambattista della Chiesa (the shortest of the cardinals at the altar).