Rome’s clergy tailors find a subdued mood under low-key Pope Francis

While the new pope has adopted a more austere approach to what he wears, the Vatican’s leading tailor and other outfitters are expecting a notable spike in business when the world’s cardinals gather in Rome to welcome new members to their ranks.

The consistory, which is the first of Francis’ papacy, has created a flurry of activity within the wood-paneled walls of the tiny Gammarellis store at what is normally a quiet time of year continue reading

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