It was that of a dark, thin man in a long black robe rather like a cassock; but the black cap on his head was of too strange a shape to be a biretta
The priest came out with his purple velvet biretta
on his head, adjusted his hair, and knelt down with an effort.
Father Sergius straightened his mantle, put on his biretta, and went circumspectly through the crowd.
But as soon as he started to pray he saw himself vividly as he had been at the Monastery, in a majestic post in biretta and mantle, and he shook his head.
However, having seen the Leave EU and Britain Stronger in Europe campaigns start a two-year argument costing millions, I think discussion can be over-egged, especially when we all know we will vote to stay in (I'll eat my biretta
if we vote to leave).
Caption: Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel carries his scroll after receiving his red biretta
from Pope Francis during the Feb.
Yet throughout his political career, he was suspected of being a secret Catholic; his parliamentary opponents accused him of being a closet "papist" and referred to him as "Edmund Bonny clapper" (a derogatory term for the Irish, and probably Burke's oratory), and political cartoons (see figures 1 and 2) portrayed him wearing a Jesuit's biretta
or sitting at his desk with a huge crucifix (atop a barrel of whiskey), candle and incense burning, dressed in a monk's habit and sandals, with pictures of friars preaching in open air (Irish) services and saints' portraits.
After the bishop's death, government officials grabbed his purple biretta
which is a visible sign of his Episcopal dignity, but returned it after insistent requests from Fan's parishioners.
Francis gave the red-and-white-garbed cardinals their square hat, known as a biretta
, and their ring of office in the presence of hundreds of other cardinals and bishops during the solemn ceremony inside Christendom's largest church.
He carried onto the stage, wherever it was, the commanding presence of an aristocratic self-image which he projected with all the aid of his poised physical bearing, superbly crafted lines deliberately underplayed, and a range of props: top-hat, biretta
, even a cape in the Victorian thespian tradition .
He was created archbishop in1985 and when he received thered biretta
- the hat whichsignifies his position as a cardinal - in 2003, he waved a Saltire during a walkabout in St Peter's Square.
You're our captain and leader and you never lie or fantasise," Frank replied, before noticing that John was dressed from biretta
to toe as a Catholic cardinal.