Italians ask the Pope to stop wearing fur

Pope Benedict XVI with ermine trimmed camauro

Associated Press reports:

ROME – An Italian animal rights group is asking Pope Benedict XVI to give up his fur, including an ermine-trimmed red velvet cape and papal hat, in “a choice of high religious and ethical value.”

“It would be a praiseworthy example of Christian charity,” Roberto Bennati, the deputy chairman of the Anti-Vivisection League, said in a statement released late Friday.

Benedict sometimes wears a fur-trimmed hat called a “camauro,” headgear popular with pontiffs in the 17th century.

He has also donned a red velvet cape trimmed in ermine.

Canada’s wild fur trade returns: here.

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