Pope Benedict while still Cardinal Ratzinger -- in full pontificals! Notice the exquisitely brocaded Roman chasuble placed over the dalmatic along with the lacey alb. Perhaps the best part is the jeweled mitre. But when all things are considered, dearest friends, it's the gloves...you gotta love the gloves. We pray Benedict will set the pace with liturgical fashions. This photo is evidence of marvelous things to come.
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