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  • The Pope with a Chotki

    07/27/2013 3:30:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | July 26, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    This striking photograph from WYD shows Pope Francis clearly wearing a chotki around his wrist—something I can’t recall seeing with any other pope.What’a chotki? It’s a kind of “prayer rope,” similar to the rosary, used by the Orthodox and Eastern rite Catholics.From Wikipedia: When praying, the user normally holds the prayer rope in the left hand, leaving the right hand free to make the Sign of the Cross. When not in use, the prayer rope is traditionally wrapped around the left wrist so that it continues to remind one to pray without ceasing. If this is impractical, it may be...