How Will Pope's Attire Change Now

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The Pope will switch out his red shoes and make other attire changes.

Post-resignation Pope Benedict the sixteenth's life will change in many ways, including his footwear.

The Vatican recently announced that Pope Benedict’s signature red shoes will no longer be worn by the 85-year-old.

The red loafers are a tradition that dates back several centuries. In 2007, Benedict was named “accessorizer of the year” due to his vibrant footwear.

Various pairs were handmade by a well-known artisan in northern Italy. In their place, Pope Benedict XVI will wear brown shoes, which he received during a papal visit to Mexico last year.

If you are curious to know, he will still wear a white, ankle-length robe in public. His jewelry piece, the "fisherman's ring", will be crushed as is customary at the end of a Pope’s reign.

He will now be referred to as “His Holiness Benedict XVI, Roman pontiff emeritus.”

Pope Benedict XVI has been known to add some extra touches to his formal attire. He also brought back the papal cape as former popes had neglected to wear one.

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