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Pope Benedict chooses his new wardrobe
cna ^ | February 26, 2013 | David Uebbing

Posted on 02/26/2013 6:08:29 AM PST by NYer

Pope Benedict XVI gives the final blessing at the Nov. 14, 2013 general audience. Credit: Matthew Rarey/CNA.

Vatican City, Feb 26, 2013 / 06:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- 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.”


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1 posted on 02/26/2013 6:08:32 AM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

A retired German pope, sporting Mexican shoes. Adios, Prada : - )


2 posted on 02/26/2013 6:10:23 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

POPE BUYS 12 PACK OF RAMEN AT LOCAL GROCERY STORE - WORLD REJOICES


3 posted on 02/26/2013 6:11:00 AM PST by libdestroyer
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Comment #4 Removed by Moderator

I’m really going to miss Pope Benedict XVI.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 6:15:05 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: NYer
Pope Benedict XVI gives the final blessing at the Nov. 14, 2013 general audience.

Really? That's a pretty good trick.

6 posted on 02/26/2013 6:21:34 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: NYer

Now he can have the vanity plate with the word: RETIRED.

Also he can spend time with his favorite animals, cats. :)=^..^=


7 posted on 02/26/2013 6:53:09 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer
Why the mountain of Catholic spam?

Isn't there something that would interest the Religion forum other than the pope buying new underwear?
8 posted on 02/26/2013 6:56:38 AM PST by MeOnTheBeach
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To: Biggirl
Now he can have the vanity plate with the word: RETIRED.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 6:59:36 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: MeOnTheBeach
Isn't there something that would interest the Religion forum other than the pope buying new underwear?

You're right ... next time I will label the thread CATHOLIC CAUCUS so we won't be plagued with ridiculous and inappropriate comments.

10 posted on 02/26/2013 7:02:17 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: MeOnTheBeach

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.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 7:03:39 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: MeOnTheBeach

Well better to have all about the Pope and his upcoming retirement that to see threads that end up being “Catholic-bashing” threads.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 7:04:12 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MeOnTheBeach

That’s the joy of being a Catholic. It is so rich and there is so much to learn about it.

Thanks for learning.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 7:19:17 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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14 posted on 02/26/2013 7:30:31 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer
A retired German pope, sporting Mexican shoes. Adios, Prada : - )

Yer Excellency, might I suggest Justins and a Stetson?

15 posted on 02/26/2013 9:36:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA
Yer Excellency

Whoops... that's for bishops.

Should read, "Holy Father..."

16 posted on 02/26/2013 9:38:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: NYer
Benedict XVI's title will be 'Pope Emeritus' and he will continue to wear white
17 posted on 02/26/2013 10:07:17 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA by Avi Lipkin [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: NYer


With the troubles they've had lately I think they should lose the pink... just saying.
18 posted on 02/26/2013 1:21:43 PM PST by MeOnTheBeach
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To: MeOnTheBeach
I think they should lose the pink... just saying.

That's cerise, not pink, a variant of the color purple. The color dates back to Ancient Rome and signifies piety.

19 posted on 02/26/2013 2:10:08 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer
"That's cerise, not pink, a variant of the color purple. The color dates back to Ancient Rome and signifies piety."

*chuckle*

Well...here in good ole 2013 it's called "hot pink" and it signifies anything but piety. They should modernize and move to more blue..

Hey! There's something the new Pope could do. His first edict from the Pope chair... "I here by proclaim Blue to be the Holy color of Rome..." There ya go, all fixed.
20 posted on 02/26/2013 2:37:48 PM PST by MeOnTheBeach
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To: NYer; Salvation; MeOnTheBeach
NYer and Salvation - Thanks very much for all the special threads relating to the Pope and the details of the historic events surrounding him that are happening in our own time. They are VERY appreciated!

For those who might not be interested in reading these kinds of threads, it might be a good skill to acquire to simply learn how to pass by those threads they do not wish to read without opening them at all.

If they wish to see other kinds of threads included in the "Religion Forum", they might also want to acquire the skill of learning how to create their own threads, with whatever subjects they wish to see reflected there.

Thanks again for these threads! (And please don't curtail them!)


21 posted on 02/26/2013 3:20:06 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life" Deuteronomy 30:19)
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To: MeOnTheBeach

“Why the mountain of Catholic spam?

Isn’t there something that would interest the Religion forum other than the pope buying new underwear?”

That’s how you act when you worship a man instead of God.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 8:27:15 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: Salvation
That’s the joy of being a Catholic. It is so rich and there is so much to learn about it.

Rich? You got that right. Wonder how many mouths you could feed with all this?





When Christ finally gave up his soul on the cross, the curtain separating man from the Holy of Holies was torn from top to bottom. This is because the spirit of God has a new temple in the hearts of His elect. The Roman Catholic Church has amassed wealth beyond imagination for what purpose? I wonder how Christ, who had no place to lay his head, would view this kind of "stewardship."
23 posted on 02/27/2013 8:37:56 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: libdestroyer; Religion Moderator

You mistook the word “rich” which I meant in “rich” faith — there are so many facets to Catholicism. Prayers, saints, the celebration of the Mass, Scripture, Tradition — our faith is so rich.

I was not talking about material wealth at all. Please do not try to read my mind again.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 9:10:37 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: libdestroyer; Religion Moderator

I guess you missed these words **so much to learn**

I was not talking about material wealth at all.

Please do not try to read my mind.


25 posted on 02/27/2013 9:20:52 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: libdestroyer; Religion Moderator

I guess you missed these words **so much to learn**

I was not talking about material wealth at all.

Please do not try to read my mind.


26 posted on 02/27/2013 9:32:07 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: libdestroyer

Come back and tell me about it once you’ve sold all that you have and have distributed it to the poor. Until then, your hypocrisy reeks.


27 posted on 02/27/2013 9:33:25 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

“Come back and tell me about it once you’ve sold all that you have and have distributed it to the poor. Until then, your hypocrisy reeks.”

Oh I see. Until I give away everything I have no right to think there’s something wrong with a “christian” organization surrounding themselves with gold, jewels, fancy buildings, exotic cars and designer clothes?

Got it. thx.


28 posted on 02/27/2013 11:46:20 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: Salvation

“I guess you missed these words **so much to learn**

I was not talking about material wealth at all.

Please do not try to read my mind.”

I was aware of what you meant. My response was a play on the word “riches.”

It stings I know.


29 posted on 02/27/2013 11:47:47 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: libdestroyer
Wow that crown is magnificent!

That would be an impressive one to "cast down at Jesus' feet" Those jewels must be worth millions.

And the palaces-—well they don't call them that-—are luxury fitting of Kings.

You would think some of that could be converted into help for all the poor suffering people in the world.

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying,
Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor,
and to thy needy, in thy land. --Deuteronomy 15:11

30 posted on 02/27/2013 2:10:29 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

“Wow that crown is magnificent!

That would be an impressive one to “cast down at Jesus’ feet” Those jewels must be worth millions.

And the palaces-—well they don’t call them that-—are luxury fitting of Kings.

You would think some of that could be converted into help for all the poor suffering people in the world.

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying,
Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor,
and to thy needy, in thy land. —Deuteronomy 15:11 “

Yep. It’s insulting to me to see a group that calls themselves Christians fawning over the $200 shoes of a man who supposedly is Christ’s representative on earth. The problem is that Christ was NOTHING like him.


31 posted on 03/01/2013 6:33:40 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: Syncro

32 posted on 03/01/2013 6:42:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Bento XVI-the Pope who wore Prada.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 6:31:15 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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