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What is the origin of the shoulder cape that I have seen worn on top of a cassock by some Anglo-Catholic priests? When should it be worn? Is it the same as a mozetta?

A shoulder cape, often attached to cassocks worn by many Anglo-Catholic priests, is known as a pellegrina, a name that clearly indicates its Roman origin. At one time, the right to wear these capes was restricted to cardinals and bishops in the Roman Church.

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