Armando Martin Dueñas shows replicas of the hand-crafted loafers given to Pope Benedict XVI. Alfredo Valadez/AP hide caption

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The Pope Emeritus' New Shoes And The Mexican Man Who Makes Them

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Young newlyweds are serenaded with the strains of "Hava Nagila." The unlikely origins of the popular Jewish standard are explored in Roberta Grossman's documentary feature Hava Nagila: The Movie. International Film Circuit hide caption

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As Pope Benedict XVI Exits, Catholic Church Faces An Identity Crisis

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Benedict XVI Leaves The Vatican, Headed To Retirement

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A final blessing: Pope Benedict XVI as he blessed those gathered outside his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on Thursday. He's not expected to make any more public appearances. Tony Gentile /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Sylvia Poggioli on 'Morning Editon'

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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during his farewell meeting to cardinals Thursday. Benedict promised his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor. AP hide caption

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Pope Benedict Leaves A Church Mired In Crises

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Pope Benedict XVI Will Have To Give Up Red Shoes, Shoulder Cape

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Pope Benedict XVI To Become 'Pope Emeritus' After Stepping Down

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Bernie McDaid keeps a framed photo of his meeting with Pope Benedict by his front door. "It was a tough moment," McDaid says. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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As Pope Resigns, Clergy Abuse Survivors Remember 2008 Meeting

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Pope Benedict XVI as he arrived on the altar in St. Peter's Square Wednesday for his last general audience. Gabriel Bouys /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sex Scandals Threaten To Mar Selection Of Next Pope

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The resignation of Celestine in 1294 provided the spiritual and legal groundwork for Benedict, shown at the Santa Maria di Collemaggio Basilica in 2009. AP/L'Osservsatore Romano hide caption

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The Hermit Pope Who Set The Precedent For Benedict XVI

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Senior Catholic Cleric Resigns After Allegations Of 'Inappropriate' Behavior

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