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FEB 26, 2013 - The Guardian

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Benedict to become 'pope emeritus' after resignation

Vatican says he will keep the honorific His Holiness and wear a white cassock, but will no longer be shod in his trademark red shoesPope Benedict will keep the honorific His Holiness after he resigns on Thursday and will be known as "pope emeritus", the Vatican has said.He will wear a simple white cassock and his ring of office as pope will be destroyed according to Vatican tradition, a spokesman told a briefing on Tuesday.Benedict will become the first pope in some six centuries to resign instead of ruling for life.Given the rarity of the occasion, Vatican officials have been holding ... Read More

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