Silks, trains and ermines

Te ergo qaesumus

Cardinals in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament during the signing of the Te Deum laudamus during the consistory in the Vatican Basilica. The new cardinals, with the hoods of the cappa magna on their heads, are lying in front of the baluster while their older colleagues kneel at their benches. At the altar the Dean of the College is kneeling.