What is a Cassock?

 

What is a cassock?

The ecclesiastical garb of all clerics in the Church. It is a long, close-fitting garment that is sometimes belted. For ordinary use it is usually black in color. Cardinals may wear one of red color or with red piping, cincture and buttons; a bishop may wear purple. The Pope's is always white. (From the Italian casacca, greatcoat.)

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