A cappello romano (pl. cappelli romani; Italian: "Roman hat") or
saturno (pl. saturni; because its appearance is reminiscent of the
ringed planet Saturn) is a hat with a wide, circular brim and a
rounded crown worn outdoors in some countries by Catholic clergy, when
dressed in a cassock. It is made of either beaver fur or felt, and
lined in white silk. Unlike many other articles of clerical clothing,
it serves no ceremonial purpose, being primarily a practical item.
(The galero is a ceremonial wide brim hat no longer usually worn,
though on February 19, 2011, Raymond Cardinal Burke became the first
cardinal in recent times to wear (for a single photo) the galero.)
The cappello romano is not used in liturgical services. Since the
general abandonment of the cassock as street dress, it is uncommon
1 See also 2 Notes 3 References 4 External links
The Philippi Collection
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