Papal Coat of Arms Revealed on Sash!
Pope Benedict XVI reads his speech during a meeting with Bulgaria's president Georgi Parvanov in his private library at the Vatican City May 23, 2005. The vaticanisti, though preoccupied with recent episcopal nominations, need not neglect papal fashion. Take note of Benedict's sash -- this is the first photo showing his papal coat of arms emblazoned on the lower section of the white sash. Also notice the traditional red-hued papal shoes. Of course, His Holiness is once again donned in the mozetta (shoulder cape) and lacey rochet over his cassock. Well done!