What is the name of the hat the pope wears?

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What is the name of the hat that the pope and archbishops wear?

-- Kasey Jones (husky67@msn.com), May 12, 2002


It is called a mitre, you can read all about it here

God Bless

-- Brian (sacerdos@hotpop.com), May 12, 2002.


Well, before it was given away to the united nations, it was the papal tiara.

God Bless.

In Christo, Magdalene

-- magdalene (mkane@smac.edu), May 12, 2002.

Kasey, you apparently are asking a trivia question that is making the rounds. It was just asked and answered on this other thread.

Your question was: "What is the name of the hat that the pope and archbishops wear?"

Brian's answer ("mitre") was correct.

The answer could not be the "papal tiara," which is not worn by archbishops.
The papal tiara was not "given away to the United Nations." That is one of various myths spread by some ignorant, anti-Vatican, ultra-traditionist schismatics. Some even say that the U.N. then sold the tiara to a Jewish jeweler in Chicago. What a knee-slapper!

The truth is that Pope Paul VI donated his tiara to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where I have looked at it on many occasions between 1979 and 2002. It is on permanent display just outside the Crypt Church.

God bless you.

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), May 13, 2002.

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