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Papal headdress. It attained its present shape, like a beehive, in the 15th cent. It was worn by, or carried in front of, the Pope at important non-liturgical functions, such as Papal processions, and at solemn acts of jurisdiction, such as dogmatic definitions, but it has not been used since the death of Paul VI (1978).

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.


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