Carrie Kahn http://wfpl.org en The Pope Emeritus' New Shoes And The Mexican Man Who Makes Them http://wfpl.org/post/pope-emeritus-new-shoes-and-mexican-man-who-makes-them As Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican and his papacy, he slipped out of his trademark red shoes and put on a pair of Mexican leather loafers. The shoes, actually three pairs, two burgundy and one brown, were a gift to the Pope during his trip last year to Mexico.<p>Armando Martin Dueñas is <a href="http://www.facebook.com/ackermanshoes?ref=ts&fref=ts">the Catholic cobbler</a> who made the pope's new favorite footwear. Martin Dueñas hails from the Mexican city of Leon, which has a 400-year history of shoe making. His great grandfather started the family tradition. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:05:58 +0000 Carrie Kahn 4268 at http://wfpl.org The Pope Emeritus' New Shoes And The Mexican Man Who Makes Them