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|The Coat of Arms of Blessed Pius IX.|
|A photograph of Pius IX from the early 1870's.|
Note the cassock with "train" resting on the ground.
This is another image which is partly photograph, partly drawing.
|A magnificent red cope made for Blessed Pius IX.|
Note the size of the hood, quite unlike the exaggerated form of many Baroque copes.
|The mortal remains of Pius IX lying-in-state, February 1878.|
The Pope is vested in Pontifical vestments, including the fanon and pallium.
The short mitre was a preference of Pius IX.