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Papal Yarmulkes

Many, many readers wish to clarify:

Please pass this on to your reader who doesn’t know why Catholic clergy wear the zucchetto: They wear the zucchetto because, in the olden days, monks were tonsured (shaved a circle of hair off the tops of their heads) and the

zucchetto was worn to help them stay warm in the pre-central-heating days.

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