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F A C T S O N T H E
HOLY FATHER As Pope Benedict XVI prepares for his U.S. trip, get to know the man behind the title
20,000 What is the pope wearing?
Approximate number Camauro: For centuries the popes colors to reflect clerical rank. Cardinals or deacon is exercising his sacramental
of books in Pope have worn a cap of red wool or velvet wear red.Patriarchs,archbishops and bish- office, the pallium represents the spiri-
Benedict’s personal lined with ermine to ward off the win- ops wear a shade of violet.The pope wears tual authority of the pope or archbishop.
library ter chill. Pope John XXIII was the last a white zucchetto because white has been Pope Benedict XVI has revived the pal-
pope to sport a camauro,but in December the papal color since the election of St. lium worn in the early centuries of the
Year in which
2005 Benedict appeared at a papal audi-
ence wearing the traditional headgear.
Pius V in 1566 — he was a Dominican
who continued to wear his white habit
Church: it is embroidered with five red
crosses that symbolize the five Holy
Zucchetto: The skull cap, or “beanie,” as pope. Wounds of Christ, and is attached to the
Joseph Ratzinger was developed in the Middle Ages when Pallium: Since at least 336, the pope, pope’s chasuble by three pins that recall
was born every cleric was required to shave primates and archbishops have worn the the three nails,driven through Our Lord’s
the crown of his head.The zuc- pallium. The modern style is a stiff band hands and feet.
Number of holy people
chetto kept the wearer
warm in unheated stone
of white wool,2 inches wide,embroidered
with six black crosses, which drapes over
Red Shoes: The pope’s red shoes are
a holdover from the era when the pope
churches. Over time the shoulders and chest,and has two pen- wore scarlet rather than white. His robes
beatified by Pope the zucchetto was dants that hang down front and back. are white, but his accessories are still red.
Benedict created in various Just as the stole represents that a priest — Thomas J. Craughwell
264 KEEPING UP
Number of pontiffs
A few of the pope’s favorite things WITH THE POPE
Pope Benedict Our Sunday
beginning with Pope Benedict is a cat person.His cat, Visitor’s
St. Peter Chico, has been adopted by a friend in Papal Trip
Germany. 2008 web-
Number of saints
When he dines on traditional Bavarian
site: OSV will
provide start-to-finish cover-
age of the historic papal
cuisine — weisswurst, roast pork, and
visit with on-the-scene sto-
sauerkraut — the pope likes a glass of weiss-
ries, news analysis, pic-
bier. Otherwise his favorite beverage is
tures, blogs and more.
Number of trips
While visiting the site, be
sure to add a prayer to our
As cardinal, his favorite restaurant was web of prayers for Pope
Pope Benedict has taken Da Armando on the Via Plauto,a short walk Benedict’s safe and fruitful
outside Italy as pontiff from St. Peter’s Square. The restaurant is visit to the United States.
not easy to find, but it’s worth the search. www.osv.com/papalvisit.
Number of encyclicals Pope Benedict’s favorite Marian shrine
Pope Benedict has is Altötting, in the Bavarian village of the
released so far same name. He grew up only 15 miles from
EWTN: The Eternal Word
the place, and made his first trip there with
Pope Benedict has a sweet Television Network will have
his family when he was 7. In 1980, he wel-
tooth — he particularly continuous coverage of the
comed Pope John Paul II to the shrine.And
Prayer for the enjoys traditional Bavarian only four months before his election to the pope’s U.S. visit. For more
Christmas cookies and papacy he made another pilgrimage to
Holy Father chocolates from the city of Altötting. In the course of his life, he has www.ewtn.com.
Aachen. prayed at the shrine dozens of times.
Lord, source of eternal life
and truth, give to Your
shepherd, Pope Benedict, a The pope plays the piano and is espe-
spirit of courage and right judg- cially fond of playing Bach and Mozart.
Relevant Radio: The net-
According to Father Georg Ratzinger,
ment, a spirit of knowledge and work of 23 affiliate stations
the pope’s brother, the Holy Father’s
love. and 16 owned stations will
favorite pieces of music are Mozart’s
By governing with fidelity provide live coverage of the
Clarinet Quintet and Clarinet
those entrusted to his care, may pope’s trip most of the
time. See www.relevant
he, as successor to the apostle
— Thomas J. Craughwell, photos Shutterstock radio.com.
Peter and Vicar of Christ, build
Your Church into a sacrament
of unity, love, and peace for all COAT OF ARMS MITRE
the world. The simple mitre has three bands of gold to
We ask this through our Lord represent the powers of Orders, Jurisdiction and
Jesus Christ, Your Son,Who lives Magisterium.
and reigns with You and the This emblem of the Diocese of BROWN BEAR
Holy Spirit, one God, forever Freising is common in the tradition of According to legend, when St.
and ever. Amen. Bavaria, Pope Benedict’s home state Corbinian, the first bishop and patron
in Germany. saint of the Diocese of Freising, was on
Add your own prayers his way to Rome, a bear attacked and
for the pope’s visit at killed his horse. The saint tamed the bear
www.osv.com/papalvisit THE KEYS and then made him carry his belongings
It has long been tradi- the rest of the way to Rome.
tion for the supreme pontiff
Pope Benedict XVI’s titles to surround his shield with GOLDEN SCALLOP SHELL
crossed keys. They are a This recalls Pope Benedict XVI’s admi-
Bishop of Rome
symbol of the power that ration of St. Augustine, who, according to
Vicar of Jesus Christ Christ gave to the first legend, met a child on the beach who
Successor of the Prince of the Apostles pope, St. Peter, and his was trying to scoop up the sea into a
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church apostolic successors. hole in the sand. When St. Augustine
Patriarch of the West asked him what he was doing, the child
Primate of Italy PALLIUM
explained his vain attempt and Augustine
Unique to Pope Benedict ES
Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province AG took it to refer to his own futile attempt to
XVI’s coat of arms is the SIM
Sovereign of Vatican City State NEWSCOM NU encompass the infinity of God within the
pallium, which stands for the AG
Servant of the Servants of God confines of the limited human mind. The
pope’s responsibility of the
scallop shell also symbolizes pilgrims.
flock entrusted to him by Christ.
Sources: Vatican, Catholic News Service