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Pope Benedict XVI says goodbye to his red shoes
The Washington Times ^ | 02/26/2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 02/26/2013 9:18:01 AM PST by Alex Murphy

Retiring Pope Benedict XVI gets to keep a couple titles — “Your Holiness Benedict XVI” and “emeritus pope” — and his white cassock. But he’s turning in his signature red shoes and going brown.

Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the pope decided on his future wear — which has been widely discussed since he announced his retirement — in consultation with Vatican officials, according to The Associated Press.

Replacing the red shoes will be the hand-crafted brown loafers given him during a 2012 visit to Mexico, the AP states.

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Retiring Pope Benedict XVI gets to keep a couple titles — “Your Holiness Benedict XVI” and “emeritus pope” — and his white cassock. But he’s turning in his signature red shoes and going brown. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the pope decided on his future wear — which has been widely discussed since he announced his retirement — in consultation with Vatican officials, according to The Associated Press.
1 posted on 02/26/2013 9:18:05 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

Where is any of this “uniform” prescribed in scripture?


2 posted on 02/26/2013 9:20:49 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

No doubt Nike will try and turn a quick buck off of this with the hasty release of some shocking red Pope Pumpers.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 9:22:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Alex Murphy

There’s no place like Rome, There’s no place like Rome, There’s no place like Rome, There’s no place like Rome, ........


4 posted on 02/26/2013 9:23:07 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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“The angels wanna wear my red shoes”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_IO-SlK5w


5 posted on 02/26/2013 9:34:16 AM PST by RBStealth
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To: Red Badger

“There’s no place like Rome, There’s no place like Rome, There’s no place like Rome, There’s no place like Rome, ........”

en toto.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 9:35:36 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Alex Murphy

This is getting into the Third Prophecy of Fatima, where the “Bishop who was dressed in white like the Pope but was not” suffers enormously and is then killed at the foot of the Cross...after walking through the bodies of the dead faithful who suffered in the persecution.

Laugh if you want.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 9:36:33 AM PST by livius
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To: fwdude

This all carefully detailed in the Book of Catholicians. Right between the selling and buying of indulgences and praying to the saints. You really need to read up on this stuff.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 9:39:47 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: fwdude
Don't even bother. I don't. You cannot have a discussion about scripture to people who elevate tradition above scripture...who ignore their own history...change the rules in mid stream (for example: No salvation outside the church was originally meant to be something TOTALLY different than the revisionism that goes on now...and any attempt to say Boniface VIII didn't mean YOU ARE GOING TO HELL if you aren't Catholic is embarrassing. It would be easier to say he was wrong than to say he actually meant something else...when history proves what he meant)...who elect popes as teens and who sell the seat of Peter (which hmmm...nevermind) and who elevate people to the seat who live immoral lives, having children out of wedlock.

It ain't worth it...and I won't even respond to any response (from a Catholic).

9 posted on 02/26/2013 9:41:55 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: livius

Wasn’t that the vision Pius X had?


10 posted on 02/26/2013 9:42:53 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: BipolarBob
You really need to read up on this stuff.

I really don't have the time (a lifetime.) The Bible is much, much, much shorter.

11 posted on 02/26/2013 9:43:01 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red Badger
Rats! You beat me to it.
12 posted on 02/26/2013 9:45:45 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Now that he is retired, he can spend more time fishing, so all he we need are the shoes of a fisherman.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 9:45:45 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Perdogg

Pius X had a similar vision, but the details are in the Third Secret, which was released only partially. Some people thought that JPII, with the assassination attempt, was the “Bishop in white” in question. But he survived and reigned for 20 years after the attempt, so I think it’s much more likely that it referred to BXVI, especially after reading this.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 9:49:41 AM PST by livius
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To: fwdude
Where is any of this “uniform” prescribed in scripture?

The same place you'll find secret conclaves, white smoke and regnal names.
15 posted on 02/26/2013 9:51:07 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: fwdude

I guess I really did need to put the /sarc tag in there. My bad.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 9:51:10 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: livius
but the details are in the Third Secret, which was released only partially.

Why the need for secrecy at all? God works in the open. Satan works in secret.

17 posted on 02/26/2013 9:53:46 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: BipolarBob
So, are you trying to say that Jesus was up to no good in the unrecorded years of His earthly tenure?

And when He was born to obscure parents in a barn, and hid in Egypt?

Are you saying that the early Christians should have just tossed aside that whole catacombs idea, being that it was "secret" and all?

18 posted on 02/26/2013 10:00:54 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
No doubt Nike will try and turn a quick buck off of this with the hasty release of some shocking red Pope Pumpers.

Air Benedicts!

19 posted on 02/26/2013 10:04:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
So, are you trying to say that Jesus was up to no good

The early years of Jesus served no purpose to be recorded.
And when He was born to obscure parents in a barn, and hid in Egypt?

Obscure parents were deemed the best way for him to be raised and Egypt was a safe haven as were the catacombs. Seeking safety is not the same as withholding "revelations" from God. We are not to hide the light under a basket.

20 posted on 02/26/2013 10:07:25 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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