As of 2014, the reigning Pope Francis wears black leather shoes. Traditionally, popes have worn red leather shoes. Throughout Catholic history, the color red symbolized the blood of Christian martyrs and the tongues of f... More »

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Traditionally, etiquette writers of the past, such as Emily Post, said that white shoes could only be worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Today, most style mavens agree that white shoes and clothes are permissible y... More »

Infants wear different shoe sizes as they grow, and no two infants are exactly the same as to at what point their feet matches any particular size; however, generally speaking, newborns wear U.S. size 0 and Euro size 16 ... More »

While the traditional color for Papal shoes is a red or crimson color, Pope Francis, whose papacy began in 2013, broke this tradition and wore simple black shoes instead. This is in keeping with Francis' general preferen... More »

As of October 2014, Pope Francis speaks three languages: Spanish, Italian and German. Pope Francis was born to Italian immigrants in Argentina in 1936. His educational achievements include a doctorate in theology, which ... More »

In a 2013 interview for "How the Church Will Change," Pope Francis said of Saint Francis of Assisi "He is great because he is everything ... But above all he loved people..." Pope Francis chose his papal name to honor th... More »

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Some of the most famous Roman Catholic priests are Pope Francis and Padre Pio. Pope Francis is the head of the Roman Catholic Church as of November 2015, and Padre Pio was a 21st century priest and mystic who was declare... More »

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