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Maximilian Segovia wrote:

Hi, guys —

We know that a priest's proper vestments for administering Confession is a black cassock underneath a surplice.

  • In connection with this, what is the proper vestment for a bishop who would administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation?


  { What is the proper vestment for a bishop who would administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation? }

Mike replied:

Dear Maximilian,

I'm not aware of any proper vestment that a bishop would wear to administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation but because a bishop (or even a cardinal) is still a priest, I would think the proper vestment would be the same one that a priest wears.

The only comprehensive postings in our database on vestments are these two:

I hope this helps,


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