Hey fellow adventurers! It’s time to talk about a subject that I’ve been excited to talk about! The unique car posts are some of my favorite to talk about. It could have something to do with the fact that my husband is a gear head. I don’t know, but today I wanted to talk about the popemobile!
The popemobile (pope + automobile) has such a cool sounding name. It sounds like the pope is going to save the world with his popemobile!
First used in 1965, there have been many different popemobiles since then. Ever since the attempted assignation of Pope John Paul II in 1981, they’ve added bulletproof glass windows to some popemobiles. Depending on the event and the level of security required, sometimes the pope will ride in an open air popemobile. However, if deemed necessary he will ride in one with bulletproof glass. All popemobiles are different. Some are designed so he can stand, while others are designed for him to sit. The popemobile is in an updated (and much better) version of sedia gestatoria.
😝 Bleh! How stuffy! Sometimes Pope Francis doesn’t bother with the popemobile at all. Preferring to travel around Vatican City in the Ford Focus.
Yesterday the Pope received attention for checking on a fallen police officer after she fell off her horse. Pope Francis asked the driver to stop his vehicle so he could watch over the woman until she was picked up by an ambulance.
Well whatever vehicle the Pope rides in, he does it stylishly! Just look at that handsome smile… as long as he can hold onto the car anyways.
That’s all for today’s post! Thank you so much for reading! And as always, until our next adventure!