|Violet cope Advent 2005.|
In the first two years or so of the Pontificate of Pope Benedict, a whole new range of Papal vestments was introduced by the Prefect of Pontifical Ceremonies, Monsignor Piero Marini. These were all very modern but, unfortunately, some were very far from pleasing. The less felicitous examples will not be shewn here. In this post, we will look at some copes worn by Pope Benedict during those early years.
|Purple cope Advent 2006.|
|Cope of straw-gold silk damask with matching mitre|
at the Basilica of S' Paul-without-the-walls 2006.
|Red cope Ss Peter & Paul 2006|
(a particularly unfortunate mitre).