For The Pope's New Princes Of The Church, Red Is The Cardinal Rule

"When in doubt wear red" is a well-known fashion tip. But to a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, there's never much hesitation.

Red is the color of his uniform, and the hue symbolizes a
commitment to die for his church if necessary.

In a formal ceremony on Saturday, 23 new "princes of the
Church" will don the crimson outfits when Pope Benedict XVI brings
them into the elite circle of his closest advisers.

Once the almost exclusive domain of the Gammarelli family of
papal tailors, some cardinals opting to have their outfits made
back home.

Archbishop Daniel DiNardo becomes Texas's first cardinal this
weekend. He's sticking with the Gammarellis. They are long-time
friends from his years in Rome before becoming archbishop of
Houston.


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