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French Archbishop Orders Seminarians to Stop Wearing Cassocks

Mourad Allili MouradArchbishop Guy de Kerimel, then-bishop of Grenoble, speaks to parishioners after a funeral Mass in La Tour du Pin, France, on Feb. 6, 2018.

According to Archbishop Guy de Kerimel of Toulouse, seminarians wearing the cassock demonstrate an excess of clericalism that is not ‘adjusted’ to their lay status.