Not only popes wear funny hats, it seems.
Catholic ecclesiastical protocol and regalia can be a tricky thing — especially if we consider the intricacies of history and the many changes a tradition that is already more than 2,000 years long can go through when spreading across the whole world.
Why does Pope Francis wear a sash?
One of the many things that have taken shape, slowly but steadily, within Catholic traditions, is the clerical wardrobe. Here, we wanted to take a brief look not at habits, cassocks, or liturgical clothing, but at the top of the attire: hats, from the papal miter to the everyday zucchetto.