Santa pope

Santa pope

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He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake.

No, that’s not actually a Santa hat, it’s a camauro, a white fur-trimmed red bonnet that hasn’t been seen since Pope John XXIII. But the way the photo’s cropped, it sure does look like a Santa hat.

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Domenico Bettinelli
8 comments
  • I hate to say this b/c I am a huge fan of B16…but, he looks a little like the Grinch preparing to pounce on poor Whooville!

    (15 Hail Mary’s for me!)

    Fr. Philip Neri, OP

  • I think the Santa hat effect is enhanced by the camauro being about three sizes too big!

    From other pictures I’ve seen, I think it’s meant to fit snugly.

  • I think it’s the red capelet (I know that’s not the official term). At B16’s age he can’t afford to get sick so I hope he stays wrapped up from head to toe.

  • I know which garment you’re talking about, Dymphna, I just can’t remember the name, either.

    Yo, B16, old-school stylin’!

  • For a better picture of B16 in his camauro, etc. follow this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camauro.  Oh, and 15 Hail Mary’s for me, too, Fr. Phil.  Although, a little harmless fun at the expense of the Holy Father does make one feel just a little bit wicked, doesn’t it?

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