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crosier

or

crozier

(krō′zhər)
n.
1. A staff with a crook or cross at the end, carried by or before an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a symbol of office.
2. Botany See fiddlehead.

crosier

unfolding (uncurling) new leaf on bracken and most ferns; inspiration for the tip of ecclesiastical staffs.
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Pope Benedict XVI in his golden vestments and clutching; his pastoral staff yesterday Picture: OSSERVATORE ROMANO
But, in the papal mitre and carrying a pastoral staff, he avoided controversy and added: "I have a sense of inadequacy and human turmoil at the responsibility entrusted to me.
Benedict, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, clutched his pastoral staff and made the sign of the cross as he processed into the intimate Sistine Chapel, led by the cardinals who had elected him Pope a day earlier.
He will then hand his pastoral staff to the Bishop of Hull, the Right Rev Richard Firth, who will take responsibility for the archdiocese until a new Archbishop is appointed.
The governing body of the church consists of the pastoral staff, the deacon board, and the church council that comprises the head of each department.
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The start of the service saw Mr Welby striking the west door of the cathedral three times with his pastoral staff before the doors were opened.
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