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Clerics' Vestments on Display at Pope's Service

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Clerics' Vestments on Display at Pope's Service

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Clerics' Vestments on Display at Pope's Service

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Cardinals, monarchs, heads of state and other dignitaries gather for the funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 8, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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Cardinals, monarchs, heads of state and other dignitaries gather for the funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 8, 2005.

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Fr. Mark Frances of the Clerics of Saint Viator is in charge of the ornate vestments worn by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. He tells Renee Montagne about the history and meaning of the various colored skullcaps and staffs.

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