Pope Benedict XVI appears to be getting into a different kind of Christmas spirit, donning a Santa-style hat for his weekly appearance at the Vatican.I will give the Pope credit. He does credit to the Catholic Church. He knows what he is doing. Smart guy. The right man. BZ.
At a chilly St Peter's Square, the Pope draped a red cloak over his shoulders and covered his head with a red velvet hat lined with white fur.
Vatican officials said the hat, known as a camauro, has been part of the papal wardrobe since the 12th century.
But it has not been worn in public since the death of John XXIII in 1963.
Saturday, December 24, 2005