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The internet's latest outrage: The Trump women's head covering

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 24: US President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Apostolic Palace for an audience with Pope Francis on May 24, 2017 in Vatican City, Vatican. The president will return to Italy on Friday, attending the Group of 7 summit in Sicily. Trump will also visit American troops stationed in at a US air base in Sicily. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Today on "Pure Opelka," Emily Zanotti of Heat Street and previous Vatican "temp" joined Mike Opelka to discuss the Internet's panic over mantillas.

During President Donald Trump's visit with Pope Francis, both Melania and Ivanka Trump wore black outfits with black lace headscarves, or mantillas, and people of all faiths went into an online tizzy. Some felt the look was funereal, others hypocrtitical because they wouldn't cover their heads in Saudi Arabia.

Zanotti, who has done work on canon law and in the Vatican's music archives, explained that it's a requirement to "don a black mantilla and a black dress if you're having an official audience with the Pope."

It is an ancient Vatican protocol; if a woman fails to dress this way for the Pope, she won't be denied an audience. A woman who observes this custom is showing respect to the most holy site in Catholicism.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 12-3 p.m. ET, "Pure Opelka Replay" weekdays 10-1 a.m. ET & “Pure Opelka” Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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