Pope Benedict's Style

Pope Benedict XVI Style Vestments garb robes clothes color
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Joyful Color
Rose is only worn twice a year, on the 3rd Sunday of Advent and the 4th Sunday of Lent, when this photo was taken. In order to mark the relaxation of the penitential character of these seasons, the normal color, purple is lightened a shade, yielding rose.

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