December 6, 2010
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
In the middle of Pope Benedict’s new book is a story about a hat, and it sheds light on the trials and tribulations of the modern papacy.
The book’s interviewer, German journalist Peter Seewald, recalled a public appearance one winter day when the pope donned the “camauro,” a red velvet cap trimmed with ermine that was last worn by Pope John XXIII. Seewald suggested this was one of those subtle signals that marked a return to the old ways of the Church. more . . .