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What is the Catholic name for the clothing that the Pope wears?

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November 17, 2007 7:29AM

All Priest wear "Vestments". Whether you want a more specific answer for the Pope, I'm not sure. I'd see wikipedia.org and search for Pope. The pope's everyday dress includes a floor length 'sottana' or 'soutane' (the full buttoned cassock), a sash, the 'mozzetta' (a hooded cape), his 'pantofole' (red slippers) and the 'zuchetto' (his skullcap). He will always be wearing the 'Pescatorio' (the Fisherman's Ring).