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  1. The headdress of Catholic hierarchs (bishop, cardinal, Pope) – piuska or pileolus-is not an analog of a kippah. This is a tradition from the Middle Ages, when monks and hierarchs had to cover their tonsure from the scorching sun. Currently, piusques are worn, in addition to hierarchs (complete with a soutane), by monks of some traditional orders such as Benedictines, Cistercians or Augustinians.

    I once wrote about how the clothes of a Catholic priest appeared:

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