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Posted: 8/18/2005 4:32:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 4:33:17 AM EDT by mjohn3006]


Pope Benedict XVI. waves during his arrival at the airport in Cologne, western Germany, Aug. 18, 2005. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first foreign trip as pontiff to take part in the Roman Catholic Church's 20th World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:52:30 AM EDT

It goes with the job - they even have a small Cross embroidered on them. There are a couple theories why this started; one is that Red symbolizes blood of apostolic martyrs, the other is that Roman emporers wore red shoes and the Popes are showing their sovereignty over temporal authority,
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:58:58 AM EDT
He needs to lay off the mascara.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:38:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
It goes with the job - they even have a small Cross embroidered on them. There are a couple theories why this started; one is that Red symbolizes blood of apostolic martyrs, the other is that Roman emporers wore red shoes and the Popes are showing their sovereignty over temporal authority,



Ah. Okay. So its a normal thing. Guess I just never noticed before.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:59:32 AM EDT
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