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

  • On the obverse of the 100-lira piece appears a bust of His Holiness Pope Pius XI in profile, wearing the cope and biretta.
  • Before him, bowing low in the cope, biretta and white stole of a priest, was Monsignor Francis Joseph Spellman, 43, onetime grocer's boy and sandlot baseball player in Whitman .
  • In the Hall of Benedictions, a long, corridor-like room with gold-ornamented walls and ceiling, the "imposition of the biretta" would mark a step in the elevation of some 30 .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    Feb. 22, 2014 - KSAT San Antonio
  • 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 ...
    Feb. 22, 2014 - KSAT San Antonio
Quotes

  • Edwin Lutyens in Bloomberg
    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?"

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