Pope's wardrobe explained

Published On: Mar 12 2013 11:21:15 AM PDT

Have you ever wondered about the story behind Pope Benedict XVI's famous red shoes or why all cardinals wear caps that looks like yarmulkes? Find out what the pope wears and why.

Pope Pius IX’s papal tiara
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Papal tiara: Formally known as the Triregnum, this triple crown symbolizes the popes power as “father of kings, governor of the world and Vicar of Christ,” according to the Vatican press office. It was only used during formal ceremonies and has not been used since the reign of Pope Paul VI.


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