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Tailors Prepare Vestments for a New Pope

One family of tailors in Rome that has been making papal vestments for generations is preparing for the choice of a new pontiff.

A set of garments in three sizes is being created so that no matter whom the cardinals chose, the new pontiff can appeal in full papal regalia immediately.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.