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The Pope’s New Car

Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On September 17, 2013 @ 1:16 pm In The Roadologist | No Comments

Rev. Renzo Zocca donated his used 1984 Renault 4 to Pope Francis. (Photo: L'osservatore Romano/AP, via New York Daily News) [1]

Rev. Renzo Zocca donated his used 1984 Renault 4 to Pope Francis. (Photo: L’osservatore Romano/AP, via New York Daily News [2])

Pope Francis was given his very own “Popemobile” and now he’s planning to take it out for a drive, according to an Associated Press report in USA Today [3].

The pope was given the car – a manual shift 1984 Renault 4 with a new engine in an appropriate white color – through a donation from Rev. Renzo Zocca, according to the new agency’s report. Zocca, a priest from northern Italy, previously used the car to visit poor parishioners.

Apparently, the pontiff has already been out for a spin in the car. Zocca noted in the report that he thinks the pope will use the car for short commutes on the Vatican grounds.

For more photos of the Pope and his new car, check out New York Daily News [2].

The Pope’s New Car

Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On September 17, 2013 @ 1:16 pm In The Roadologist | No Comments

Rev. Renzo Zocca donated his used 1984 Renault 4 to Pope Francis. (Photo: L'osservatore Romano/AP, via New York Daily News) [1]

Rev. Renzo Zocca donated his used 1984 Renault 4 to Pope Francis. (Photo: L’osservatore Romano/AP, via New York Daily News [2])

Pope Francis was given his very own “Popemobile” and now he’s planning to take it out for a drive, according to an Associated Press report in USA Today [3].

The pope was given the car – a manual shift 1984 Renault 4 with a new engine in an appropriate white color – through a donation from Rev. Renzo Zocca, according to the new agency’s report. Zocca, a priest from northern Italy, previously used the car to visit poor parishioners.

Apparently, the pontiff has already been out for a spin in the car. Zocca noted in the report that he thinks the pope will use the car for short commutes on the Vatican grounds.

For more photos of the Pope and his new car, check out New York Daily News [2].


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[2] via New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/pope-francis-plans-drive-car-vatican-city-article-1.1453001

[3] according to an Associated Press report in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/09/11/popemobile-pope-francis-used-car/2800813/

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