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 Benedict XVI walks up Vatican stairs
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Papal shoes: The tradition of wearing red shoes dates back to 1566. Before that, the pope wore all red, but Pope Pius V was a Dominican who decided to keep his order’s traditional white wear, keeping only the red shoes, cap and cape, according to NPR. Pope John Paul II decided to forgo the red shoes, but Pope Benedict XVI famously brought  them back.


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