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Proper clerical attire expected, Vatican workers told

Catholic World News - November 19, 2012

The Vatican has reminded clerics working in the Roman Curia that they should wear proper clerical attire during office hours.

An October memo to Vatican officials, signed by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Secretary of State, reminds clerics that a cassock or clerical suit is expected for bishops and priests working at the Vatican. The same mode of dress is expected for clerics—including bishops--visiting Rome from other dioceses.

Cardinal Bertone’s memo—which indicates that the policy has the support of Pope Benedict XVI—does not explicitly refer to the dress of women religious. But since male religious are directed to wear the habit appropriate to their orders, the same guidance seems applicable to women religious.

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  • Posted by: Don Vicente - Nov. 19, 2012 11:33 PM ET USA

    And, of course, all clergy will immediatly salute smartly and obey...

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