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Bishop in choir dress with train
The coat of arms of a cardinal (who is a bishop) is indicated by a red galero (wide-brimmed hat) with 15 tassels on each side (the motto and escutcheon are proper to the individual cardinal).
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Choir dress of a Cistercian nun: a long white cowl
Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister of France
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Norbertine abbot in white prelate choir dress, 18th century
Cardinal Innitzer, Archbishop of Vienna and Cardinal-Priest of San Crisogono
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Monsingnor Herrincx in Franciscan brown prelate choir dress
Choir dress of a cardinal
Cardinal Patabendige Don of Colombo wearing a pectoral cross suspended by a cord while in choir dress
Benedictine Abbot Schober in black prelate choir dress and black fur cappa magna
Cardinal Sodano (1927-2022), Dean Emeritus of the college
Pectoral Cross of Archbishop Paciano Aniceto of the Philippines made from Philippine Native Bamboo.
Roman Catholic secular canons in choir dress: cassock, rochet, mozzetta, and pectoral cross on chain.
Cardinal-priest Thomas Wolsey
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Monsignor Gilles Wach in the blue choir dress of the ICKSP
Coat of arms of Cardinal Martino, current Cardinal Protodeacon
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Saint John (Maximovich) wearing choir dress of an Orthodox bishop: klobuk, outer riassa, Panagia, and episcopal mandyas; holding his paterissa (crozier).
Reginald Pole was a cardinal for 18 years before he was ordained a priest.
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (in red cassock) and a priest (in black).
A Cardinal in Profile, 1880, by Jehan Georges Vibert (Morgan Library and Museum, New York City)
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An Anglican priest delivers a homily, dressed in choir habit with Canterbury cap
alt=Théodore Adrien Cardinal  Sarr with a ferraiolo, and wearing a red cassock, but not the rest of the choir dress.|Cardinal Sarr with a ferraiolo and wearing a red cassock, but not the rest of the choir dress.
An Anglican priest in choir dress: cassock, surplice and tippet. The dark red of his academic hood can be seen on his shoulders.
alt=Cardinals Walter Kasper (left) and Godfried Danneels (right) wearing their choir dress: scarlet (red) cassock, white rochet trimmed with lace, scarlet mozetta, scarlet biretta (over the usual scarlet zucchetto), and pectoral cross on cord.|Cardinals Walter Kasper (left) and Godfried Danneels (right) wearing their choir dress: scarlet (red) cassock, white rochet trimmed with lace, scarlet mozetta, scarlet biretta (over the usual scarlet zucchetto), and pectoral cross on cord.
An Anglican bishop in choir dress: purple cassock, rochet, red chimere and cuffs, tippet, and pectoral cross.
alt=Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone in dress for hot tropical countries (white cassock with scarlet piping and buttons).|Cardinal Bertone in dress for hot tropical countries (white cassock with scarlet piping and buttons).

In the Roman Catholic Church, a pectoral cross is one of the pontificals used by the pope, cardinals, archbishops and bishops.

- Pectoral cross

Bishops wear the above-mentioned purple cassock with scarlet piping, and add a pectoral cross suspended from a green and gold cord, a mozzetta over the rochet, and a purple zucchetto under the biretta.

- Choir dress

A cardinal wears a scarlet cassock with scarlet trim, pectoral cross on a red and gold cord, and a red mozzetta over the rochet, with a red zucchetto.

- Choir dress

In choir dress—that is, when he wears a cassock, rochet and mozzetta—the pectoral cross is usually suspended by a cord of silk.

- Pectoral cross

A cardinal who is not a bishop is entitled to wear and use the episcopal vestments and other pontificalia (episcopal regalia: mitre, crozier, zucchetto, pectoral cross, and ring).

- Cardinal (Catholic Church)

When in choir dress, a Latin Church cardinal wears scarlet garments—the blood-like red symbolizes a cardinal's willingness to die for his faith.

- Cardinal (Catholic Church)
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