But shouldn't he have worn the Roman collar as apposed to the suit and tie?
Polish-born Jesuit Michael Heller has been announced the 2008 winner of the Templeton Prize. This prestigious recognition is awarded to those individuals who apply "various ways for discoveries and breakthroughs to expand human perceptions of divinity and to help in the acceleration of divine creativity." As the winner of this years Templeton Prize, Father Heller will received a cash prize of 1.6 million dollars handed out by the John Templeton Foundation. John Templeton, the creator of the Templeton Prize, made sure that the monetary accolade bestowed on the prizewinner superceded that of the Nobel Peace Price. In 1973 Mother Theresa became the first recipient of the Templeton Prize award.
I know that a priest doesn't wear, or should not be required to wear, his uniform everywhere he goes. But if the occasion you are attending directly involves your vocation, or is at least tied to your vocational activities, should you not represent your Church in proper and pertinent attire?