Posts Tagged ‘Popemobile’

Pope Francis rides on hyodrogen

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Climate-Friendly Popemobile

Pope Francis has taken delivery of a hydrogen-powered climate-friendly Popemobile. The latest version of the Popemobile is a Toyota Mirai (meaning ‘The Future’) which he first had the use of on a visit to Japan in November 2019. Toyota customised two of the automobiles for Pope Francis’ visit, and one of these is now part Read more

A history of Popemobiles

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Popemobile” is not an official term, but it came into vogue in the 1970s with the creation of a series of white all-terrain vehicles with bubble tops. Through the years, dozens of vehicles have been specially tailored by carmakers like Cadillac, Mercedes and Jeep for the needs of the pontiff. Read more Related Posts:Are NZ Read more

Pope Francis gets a new popemobile

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Groupe Renault gifted Pope Francis a Dacia Duster 4×4 “modified specifically for the mobility needs of the Sovereign Pontiff,” to use as a popemobile. The adapted version has five seats and a “particularly comfortable” rear bench, a large sunroof, roof-mounted grab handles and a removable glass superstructure. The popemobile suspension has been lowered by 30mm to Read more

Popemobile hits back: Francis gets black eye, bleeding

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Crashing his head into the Popemobile left Pope Francis with an opportunity to tell reporters he got “bashed” today. The accident left Francis, who is 80, with a black eye and blood-spattered clothes. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis invited Spider-Man to the VaticanPope Francis prays for victims of suicide and their families…Pope: New meeting with Read more

Fiat 500 used by Pope Francis during NYC visit sells for US$300,000

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The first chariot had red horses, according to the Bible. Well, this one has 101 horses. Another pope mobile has hit the auction block. The website Charitybuzz auctioned one of the Fiat 500s that toted Pope Francis around New York in September. Miles Nadal, an entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, says he paid $300,000 for the Read more

The famous popemobile

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

There’s perhaps no other signature vehicle in the world more well-known than the popemobile. Tall and boxy or sleek and chic, it’s the one white ride that always catches people’s eye, mostly because of the special passenger waving inside. The popemobile is a specially modified vehicle that gives the pope enough elevation and visibility that Read more

Pope Francis shuns bullet-proof vehicles for Holy Land visit

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Pope Francis doesn’t want to use bullet-proof vehicles during his upcoming visit to the Holy Land. Rather, the Pope wants to travel by an ordinary car during his visit from May 24-26. Most heads of state use bullet-proof transport in the Middle East. Fears about security for the pontiff have been rising in Israel amid Read more

Ride the Popemobile for the last time with Pope Benedict

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

For the very last time Benedict XVI rode the Popemobile to greet the pilgrims gathered for the general audience at St. Peter’s Square. In bright winter sunshine, the 85-year-old German Pope was driven around St Peter’s Square in a white Mercedes jeep. During the course of the journey, the frail Pope Benedict waved to the Read more