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Sir Rod Stewart rocks up in Rome with fur-lined loafers

The star, 73, and wife Penny Lancaster, 47, attended a general audience with Pope Francis.

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Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster in Rome (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster in Rome (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster in Rome (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Rocker Sir Rod Stewart unveiled some fancy footwear when he went to see the Pope.

The star, 73, and wife Penny Lancaster, 47, attended a general audience with Pope Francis, at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

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Sir Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster after attending Pope Francis’ general audience in St Peter’s Square (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Sir Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster after attending Pope Francis’ general audience in St Peter’s Square (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

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Sir Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster after attending Pope Francis’ general audience in St Peter’s Square (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

He donned a floral shirt and – peeping out from under his intricately patterned trousers – designer, fur-lined loafers.

Loose Women panellist Lancaster said that the morning had been “unforgettable”.

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Waiting for the Pope to arrive 👋

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“The heavens opened and so did the umbrellas and our hearts,” she wrote on Instagram.

“The Pope asked us to pray for him and blessed us the gifts of a rosary each.”

Singer Sir Rod and former model Lancaster wed in 2007.

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