Papally

At Trastevere


JPII in Trastevere
His Holiness John Paul II in traditional pontifical vestments, including a chasuble in a Roman style and in a papal fanon on his shoulders, during his visit to the Roman Basilica of St. Cecilia in Trastevere, where on November 22, 1984, he celebrated the Holy Mass in honor of the patron saint of this temple on the day of her liturgical commemoration. This unusual set of vestments was prepared by the papal master of ceremonies and the rector of the church, and as you can see in the photos, the pope did not refuse to put it on. It was the only known example of the use of the fanon by John Paul II: it took 28 years for the short-lived return of this traditional element of papal vestments, until the last months of the pontificate of Benedict XVI.

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