Good. It would be in his character to eliminate the kneeling down before him and kissing his ring, a ritual that has nothing to do with religion or God, but is from feudal times and is about the lord/vassal relationship.
Then he should dump the red shoes.
Pretty sure he. Isn’t wearing red shoes
The red shoes are symbolic; a reminder that he is willing to suffer martyrdom for the Church. I notice, though, that our new pope has chosen to remain in his street shoes.
LOL! Oh I like the red shoes; thought they were cute. Heck, he was the Pope, he could wear anything he wanted.
This Pope, though, from what my b-i-l tells me was wearing some old black clodhopper shoes during his first Mass. Pope Francis is used to living in the backwater, where he was banished by the Jesuits for trying to reform them in Argentina, before being made Bishop by JPII. ;o) And even after being made Bishop, then Cardinal, he still continued to live among the poor.
Pope Francis is very much for social justice, but NOT in the Karl Marx mode, like his brother Jesuits in Latin America. He's very much in the JESUS mode of social justice; not government handouts, but personal charity, and help in helping oneself.
How about a Pope with steel-toed boots? :)