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A quick guide to Catholic hats

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Daniel Esparza - published on 08/30/19

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.


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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.

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