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A glimpse of… ::GASP!:: plain black shoe…  Cardinal Georg Ganswein looks on as Pope Francis prepares to greet cardinals in Sala Clementina at the Vatican on March 15, 2013.
Just moments after this shot, Papa Francesco stumbled as his shoe caught his front hem. 
Source: LA Times  Photo credit: Vatican TV / Associated Press 

A glimpse of… ::GASP!:: plain black shoe…  Cardinal Georg Ganswein looks on as Pope Francis prepares to greet cardinals in Sala Clementina at the Vatican on March 15, 2013.

Just moments after this shot, Papa Francesco stumbled as his shoe caught his front hem.

Source: LA Times  Photo credit: Vatican TV / Associated Press 


1. “Habemus Papam!”

2. Pope Francis I appears on the famous balcony. Formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

3. A closer view of the man whose shoes will dazzle us all from Rome!

4. A rear view on the balcony shows The Holy See laid out before Pope Francis…but not a glimpse of red to be found.

5. “Buona sera!”

 

All screencaps via VaticanTV/CNN broadcast

Just now. St. Peter’s, Rome.  The world waits as guards assemble. Eyes on the window!
HABEMUS PAPAM!

Just now. St. Peter’s, Rome.  The world waits as guards assemble. Eyes on the window!

HABEMUS PAPAM!

Strolling in the gardens with Archbishop Georg Ganswein, and what’s this?!  A glimpse of Pontifex Emeritus shoe during his stay at Castel Gandolfo! Brown? Black? Loafers? Lace-ups? We can’t tell, Benny! :::sigh::: Snazzy white baseball cap though…
Source: http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/ Photo credit: CHI

Strolling in the gardens with Archbishop Georg Ganswein, and what’s this?!  A glimpse of Pontifex Emeritus shoe during his stay at Castel Gandolfo! Brown? Black? Loafers? Lace-ups? We can’t tell, Benny!

:::sigh::: Snazzy white baseball cap though…


Source: http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/ Photo credit: CHI

A Note From The Writer

Despite Benedict XVI leaving, this blog will continue to focus on the fabulous footwear choices of the incoming Supreme Pontiff, when chosen, and that of prior Papas.

Style never quits, and neither does the power of a snazzy red shoe!  Habemus FASHION!

Sincerely,
A Good Catholic Girl…Gone Snarky


"Keep the shoes. I quit." 

Pope Benedict XVI on his last day as Vicar of Christ.  February 28, 2013

1. Pope Benedict XVI departs the famed window after his final audience and blessing to the people gathered below. Photo credit: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

2. A final glimpse of red shoe as Pope Benedict XVI exits the Vatican for the last time, surrounded by close aides, and makes his way to a awaiting car to be driven to a helipad. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

3. Il Papa Force One circles St. Peter’s as it shuttles now Pontifex Emeritus Benedetto XVI to Castel Gandolfo. Photo Credit: ABC News/ABCnews.com screengrab



Fun fact: Leaving the throne of St. Peter means turning in his red shoes…for what is expected to be a pair of plain brown or black loafers.

"Mental note: Get red moccasins to further honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha…"
Pope Benedict XVI arrives for canonization ceremony, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, where he will canonize seven people, Kateri Tekakwitha, Maria del Carmen, Pedro Calungsod, Jacques Berthieu, Giovanni Battista Piamarta, Mother Marianne Cope, and Anna Shaeffer.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino Source: pjstar.com

"Mental note: Get red moccasins to further honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha…"

Pope Benedict XVI arrives for canonization ceremony, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, where he will canonize seven people, Kateri Tekakwitha, Maria del Carmen, Pedro Calungsod, Jacques Berthieu, Giovanni Battista Piamarta, Mother Marianne Cope, and Anna Shaeffer.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino Source: pjstar.com

"Whew! This thing’s itchy. I don’t know how Santa Claus does it…"
Pope Benedict XVI removes his camauro at an audience on Thursday, December 29, 2005.
Source: http://freeforumzone.leonardo.it  Photo credit: Getty Images

"Whew! This thing’s itchy. I don’t know how Santa Claus does it…"

Pope Benedict XVI removes his camauro at an audience on Thursday, December 29, 2005.

Source: http://freeforumzone.leonardo.it  Photo credit: Getty Images

Proving that nothing beats a snazzy red papal shoe, Queen Sofia of Spain ogles Pope Benedict XVI’s footwear on his arrival at Barajas airport during World Youth Day 2011 celebrations on August 18, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.
Source: Zimbio.com Photo Credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Europe

Proving that nothing beats a snazzy red papal shoe, Queen Sofia of Spain ogles Pope Benedict XVI’s footwear on his arrival at Barajas airport during World Youth Day 2011 celebrations on August 18, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

Source: Zimbio.com Photo Credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Europe

"One is happily defending one’s own faith, but why does HE get those lovely jubbly red shoes?! Phillip, ring up MI6 for one.” - QE II
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict XVI stroll the grounds at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a March 2012 visit.
Source: post-gazette.com Photo credit: AP/Claudio Onorati

"One is happily defending one’s own faith, but why does HE get those lovely jubbly red shoes?! Phillip, ring up MI6 for one.” - QE II

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict XVI stroll the grounds at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a March 2012 visit.

Source: post-gazette.com Photo credit: AP/Claudio Onorati


I live in Rome. I run the Roman Catholic Church. I wear amazing shoes. *satire*