Pope Francis just rolled up to America in a black Fiat 500L. Well.. he flew here, and then hopped in the stubby little Italian car. Look at him - he loves it!
Pope Francis is visiting Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay right now where he hopes to shine a little light on wage disparity and environmental issues. He’s also solidifying his “Cool Pope” status by catching rays in a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Popemobile.
In a recent interview with a Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, Pope Francis spoke about why he prefers not to use the bulletproof Popemobile, explaining that at his age he doesn't have "much to lose."
Pope Francis: Awesome spokesman for his faith, beater enthusiast, secret superhero, and now, Harley owner. I bet you didn't think this dude could get any cooler. Well HE JUST DID.
Pope Francis promised he'd be a humble Pope. That wasn't a joke, because this is his new car: A 1984 Renault 4. It also makes his current Ford Focus look like opulent transport fit for the Duke of Bologna.
Noted beater aficionado Pope Francis is hanging out in Brazil at the moment, and Brazilians are really excited to see him. Like, really really excited. So much so that the poor Pope's car got mobbed when his driver went down the wrong lane.
As part of his continuing effort to encourage austerity among the clergy, Pope Francis showed up to his summer residence in nothing more than a Ford Focus. And it wasn't even the current generation.
Pope Francis, a man who is actually known for his humility from time to time, is asking priests if they wouldn't mind driving a car that isn't so fancy, maybe from time to time, and would that be so bad, really?