Pope's wardrobe explained

POSTED: 11:21 AM PDT Mar 12, 2013 

Have you ever wondered about the story behind Pope Benedict XVI's famous red shoes or why all cardinals wear caps that looks like yarmulkes? Find out what the pope wears and why.

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Zuchetto: A skullcap that looks a lot like a Jewish yarmulke. They were originally worn to retain body heat, since priests used to have a ring of hair shaved off the tops of their heads, according to EWTN. Popes wear white zuchettos, cardinals wear red and bishops wear violet. Priests can wear black zuchettos when not celebrating Mass, but most don’t.

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