Thursday, June 19, 2008

Some prelates from Beligum

Charles Marie Himmer, bishop of Tournai from 1948 to 1977, on the day of his consecration

Leonce Albert Van Peteghem, bishop of Ghent from 1963 to 1991 with Patriarch Justianian of Romania and an illegal post-council ermine-cappa. Nasty!

Thomas Louis Heylen, bishop of Namur from 1899 to 1942. 43 Years!

Victor Auguste Isidor Cardinal Deschamps, archbishop of Malines from 1875 to 1883. The only violet-silk cappa I've seen in color so far.

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