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Why is it that the pope’s cassock is white while the clothes of other clergymen are usually black?

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Why is it that the pope’s cassock is white while the clothes of other clergymen are usually black?

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The custom of popes wearing white cassocks dates to Pope St. Pius V, a Dominican who chose to continue wearing the Dominican white habit as pope. Successive popes continued the custom, and it is now the traditional color of the pope’s clothing.










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