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A Look At The Pope's New Clothes

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Pope Francis is now wearing one of three robes created at a small tailor shop that sits in the shadow of Vatican City.

Three sizes; small, medium and large were created in advance for the new pope at the Gammarelli tailor shop.

The wool shawl worn when the pope celebrates mass has gold pins on it, which symbolize the nails on the cross where Christ was crucified.

On his head, the pope wears a mitre, with three styles to choose from; simple, precious and gold for celebrations.

The right to wear the mitre belongs by law only to the pope, cardinals and bishops. The pope also has a white skullcap, a hooded cape and even a red winter cap with fringe.

The new pope will also wear a fisherman's ring, because as head of the Catholic church, he is the successor to St. Peter, a fisherman.

A new gold ring is cast for each pope, which includes his Latin name, along with an image of Peter as a "fisher of men."

On his feet, the pope will likely wear red leather shoes, although white and brown loafers are considered okay, too. The style of the red shoes has changed over the years, from ornate to the plain style worn by Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Members of the Italian media have called Benedict the "Prada Pope" for his stylish pair.

So, why red?

Experts say possibly because Roman kings wore red.

You can watch FOX 29 anchor Iain Page's story from Rome in the video above.

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