Pallium. A symbol of office worn by bishops and archbishops of the Catholic church. It consists of a white woolen band, about two inches wide, and long enough to be worn around the shoulders and be crossed in front. It is always made at Rome from the wool of two lambs which the sisterhood of Santa Agnese offer every year on the occasion of the feast of their patronal saint. The pallium has crosses worked upon the white wool in black, and ornaments are attached to the ends. It is sent by the pope to every newly-appointed archbishop, the origin of its use dating back to the year 336 A. D.