The red shoe tradition dates to 1566, according to NPR, “when St. Pope Pius V, a White Dominican, decided to change the papal vestment from red to white.
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Pope Benedict XVI wearing the iconic red shoes.
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Pope Benedict XVI, sporting a fur-trimmed camauro hat,
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The sweeping red cape returned to the GA last week and the red shoes are also back.