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1910 New Catholic Dictionary


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(Italian: casacca, great-coat) A gown or soutane, usually black, the ordinary outer garb of clerics and priests, worn in Catholic countries on the street as well as indoors. It is worn also by boys assisting at ceremonies. Cardinals, bishops, and prelates wear at home a black cassock with red or purple trimmings. The purple cassock is worn in church by bishops and prelates, except on penitential days and a red cassock is worn by cardinals. The pope wears a white cassock.

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Entry for 'Cassock'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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