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Vatican Insider - Vatican glossary
Category: History and Culture > The Vatican
Date & country: 01/08/2013, IT
Words: 206


Vestments
Garments used by ministers for celebrating sacred rites

Viaticum
Nourishment for the journey. It is the communion brought with a certain solemnity to a patient who is close to death

Vicar
He who exercises a function on behalf of another, and with his authority

Vicariate
Geographical area or group of persons or activities, which the bishop of a diocese entrusts a vicar

Vigil
To stay awake, praying, waiting for a solemn feast or a special event. The one which takes place at Easter is the vigil par excellence

Zucchetto
Headdress shaped like a small hemispherical shell used by the Pope (white), the cardinals (red) or by the bishops (purple)