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Visits to pope often veiled in tradition, respect

Queen Elizabeth II wore a veil when visiting Pope John Paul II. Queen Elizabeth II wore a veil when visiting Pope John Paul II. (Alessandro Bianchi /AFP/File 2000)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / July 12, 2009

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The photos of Michelle Obama, clad in black and veiled for a visit with Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, have triggered quite a bit of discussion, at least in my little world, about why women dress this way in the papal presence. (Full article: 395 words)

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