Pope Benedict's Style

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The last Pope to wear a white Easter mozetta (the shawl-like garment over the shoulders) was Paul VI (1963 - 1978). This garment was traditionally worn during the first eight days of the Easter season. Benedict has not only revived that custom, but extended the garment's use throughout the whole fifty days of the Easter season, in order to mark the special, solemn character of the time and the centrality of Easter to Christian belief.

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