Benedict XVI Will Keep His Name But Lose His Red Shoes
Not that resignation doesn't come with a price:
Benedict XVI will give up wearing his specially-made red leather loafers, instead wearing brown shoes hand made for him by a Mexican craftsman during a brief visit to Mexico last year, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said on Tuesday.
Ouch! Those red loafers were a sweet ride.
In recent appearances, Benedict XVI has gone to more of a pair of thick-soled mall-walkers.
The indignities of age. Still nice, just not stylin'.
Benedict XVI will also lose two other key accessories: his Fisherman's Ring and papal seal. Both will be destroyed by the Vatican.
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