… Oh my. Did you hear the one about the fake Bishop who tried to sneak into the meeting of the Cardinals? What gave him away… his shabby appearance.
Maybe if he made a stop by Gammarelli first he could have pulled off this little stunt. Thanks to the the keen eye of the Swiss Guard; who noted the too short cassock & crucifix chain, purple scarf, and rumpled robes, his attempts were thwarted. Everyone knows Catholics have style and swagger. You don’t just show up to the Vatican in a wrinkled tea length cassock. Puh-lease.
Interesting side note, a noticed quite a few friends on facebook have friend-ed this individual believing him to be a member of the clergy. Just goes to show, you never really know about the people you encounter on the internet. All you see are the bits and pieces of their lives they choose to show you or, in this instance, fabricate completely. Heck, who am I? According to some the jury’s still out on whether I am even a real Catholic.
While I mention Gammarelli; have you seen this?
These are the three sets of papal outfits; small, medium, and large sizes which will be sent to the Vatican for the new pope. On March 4th they were put out on display in the window of Gammarelli. For over half a century now the Gammarelli family has been making the pope’s robes.