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  • In the Roman Catholic Church mitres are divided into three classes: (1) Mitra pretiosa, decorated with jewels, gold plates, &c.; (2) Mitra auriphrygiata, of white silk, sometimes embroidered with gold and silver thread or small pearls, or of cloth of gold plain; (3) Mitra simplex, of white silk damask, silk or linen, with the two falling bands behind terminating in red fringes.
  • At general councils bishops wear white linen mitres, cardinals mitres of white silk damask; this is also the case when bishops and cardinals in pontificalibus assist at a solemn pontifical function presided over by the pope.
  • The papal bulls granting the use of mitres before the nth century are all forgeries (Liturgische Gewandung, 431-448).
  • From this time onward papal bulls bestowing mitres, together with other episcopal insignia, on abbots become increasingly frequent.
  • Mitres were also sometimes bestowed by the popes on secular sovereigns, e.g.
 

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