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Posted on 02/26/2013 6:08:29 AM PST by NYer
.- Pope Benedict has decided what he will wear once he is no longer Pope – a simple white cassock, and brown shoes given to him in Leon, Mexico.
“The city of Leon is known for beautiful shoes, and very comfortable shoes. And when the Pope was asked what he wanted to wear he said, ‘I want the shoes from Leon in Mexico,’” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told journalists Feb. 26.
“It will no longer be the red shoes that you have seen him wear. He has chosen to keep brown shoes that were given to him on his recent trip,” he said.
As for his apparel, the Pope emeritus will wear a simple, white cassock without the mozzetta – the short cape that covers his shoulders.
His outfit will be complemented by the simple monastery he will be living in, starting around May.
He will replace the Fisherman’s ring worn by Popes with an episcopal ring from his time as Cardinal Ratzinger. The Pope’s ring and seal will be broken at a particular moment determined by the College of Cardinals and its chamberlain, in accordance with the sede vacante norms.
The main news that Fr. Lombardi announced at the Feb. 26 press conference was what Pope Benedict will be called after he resigns.
He will have three titles: His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus or Roman Pontiff Emeritus.
The formal end of his ministry will occur on Feb. 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Fr. Lombardi reiterated that it is important to note “the Pope is in a spirit of prayer as he brings the pontificate to a close.”
A retired German pope, sporting Mexican shoes. Adios, Prada : - )
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I’m really going to miss Pope Benedict XVI.
Really? That's a pretty good trick.
Now he can have the vanity plate with the word: RETIRED.
Also he can spend time with his favorite animals, cats. :)=^..^=
You're right ... next time I will label the thread CATHOLIC CAUCUS so we won't be plagued with ridiculous and inappropriate comments.
I think that the interest was to be expected, given that it has been 600 years since the last Pope retired. This is new, uncharted territory and people are naturally curious.
Well better to have all about the Pope and his upcoming retirement that to see threads that end up being “Catholic-bashing” threads.
That’s the joy of being a Catholic. It is so rich and there is so much to learn about it.
Thanks for learning.
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Yer Excellency, might I suggest Justins and a Stetson?
Whoops... that's for bishops.
Should read, "Holy Father..."
That's cerise, not pink, a variant of the color purple. The color dates back to Ancient Rome and signifies piety.