Five things pope emeritus will be giving up

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Since the surprise announcement that Pope Benedict XVI is retiring, details have slowly emerged about what sort of life the former pontiff will live after his time as head of the Catholic Church is over.

When the pope retires, he will have to give up a number of his ecclesiastical goods, including many that are steeped in the history and symbolism of the Church such as his papal ring and red shoes.

Here is a look at five items Benedict will be giving up when he enters retirement.

This story originally appeared as a CBC article  here.

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