biretta biretta

Definition(s):

  • (n) a stiff cap with ridges across the crown; worn by Roman Catholic clergy

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  1. On the obverse of the 100-lira piece appears a bust of His Holiness Pope Pius XI in profile, wearing the cope and biretta.
  2. Franciszek Cardinal Macharski of Cracow wearing crimson biretta and robes: hearty applause.
  3. A hotheaded youth, Paracelsus doffed his doctor's biretta for a slouch hat, wandered through Western Europe, treating workmen and peasants.

News

  1. Pope Francis appoints 19 new cardinals

    Pope Francis created 19 new cardinals Saturday in a ceremony in the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica -- the first such appointments since he was elected pontiff last March. The new cardinals come from countries around the world, hailing from as far afield as Brazil, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, South Korea and Haiti. The pope presented them with the traditional biretta, or red cap, and ring at a ...
    on February 22, 2014     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. Pope Francis to appoint 19 new cardinals

    Pope Francis creates 19 new cardinals Saturday in a ceremony in the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica -- the first such appointments since he was elected pontiff last March. The new cardinals come from countries around the world, hailing from as far afield as Brazil, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, South Korea and Haiti. The pope will present them with the traditional biretta, or red cap, and ring at a ...
    on February 22, 2014     Source: KSAT San Antonio

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Quotes

  1. "We should put a red biretta [cardinal's cap] on the Penn statue in time for Foley's homecoming on Dec. 13," Palmo said, "Even if we have to get 50 bolts of scarlet watered-silk from Gammarelli [the Vatican's tailor]."
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Rocco Palmo Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  2. Lutyens describes in a letter the first meeting in Liverpool: "The archbishop, red biretta on his head and voluminous sash around his ample waist, swung his pectoral cross towards me and said his first words, `Will you have a cocktail?"
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Edwin Lutyens Source: Bloomberg

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