Religion: Pallium to Mitty

In St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, last week candles gleamed, incense rose hazily. Auxiliary Bishop Stephen Joseph Donahue of New York celebrated solemn pontifical mass. In heavy cope and towering mitre, Bishop John Joseph Cantwell of Los Angeles and San Diego approached a wiry, bespectacled prelate, wearing no cope but kneeling with mitre in hand. Over the head of the kneeler Bishop Cantwell slipped a white wool band decorated with black crosses—a pallium. Thus invested with the sacred symbol which signifies that he shares the supreme pastoral power of His Holiness Pius XI,...

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