12 March 2013

Roman Catholic Church Color Challenged

You don't have to be an expert on the symbols and regalia of the Roman Catholic Church to know that Cardinals, who are a notch below the Pope and a notch above Bishops in the church hierarchy are distinguished because they wear red robes.

Only, they don't!  Watching the Cardinals file into the Conclave this morning on the several televisions displaying different channels in the lobby of my office building, one thing was clear on every channel.  A Cardinal's robes are totally orange.

Go figure.

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