• Sep 11th 2013 at 1:31PM
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Pope Francis Gets a New Car

Pope Francis has a new car. Well, new to him. The 20-year-old Renault 4 isn't as luxurious as the limos of the past, and at 190,000 miles its more worn down, but it is in line with Pope Francis' efforts to make the priesthood more humble.

The car was given to the Pope by Father Renzo Zocca. Zocca told the Italian magazine Famiglia Cristiana he was moved to give the Pope his Renault after being inspired by the Pope's efforts to create "a Church for the poor". Pope Francis drove the same type of car in his native Argentina.

The Pope then amazed his bodyguards by taking the keys and driving away, the BBC reported. It's not the first time Pope Francis has rejected luxury. On Tuesday, he stunned reporters by showing up for a meeting in the back of a Ford Focus.


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      sarracen
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not Catholic, and really don't have any love for the Catholic church, but, I like this guy. He seems like the most "Christian" Pope we've had since...well,,,ever.
      Andy
      • 1 Year Ago
      People just do not get it, the Bible Prophecy reads the false prophet will join forces with the Anti-Christ. This pope is the last pope and Francis knows this, he also knows he will die until his schedule time by Jesus Christ. This pope doesn't fear his life because him and Satan will join together, pope cannot die even if some shot at him, or try to kill him. Francis knows this because he is the False prophet that helps bring in Satan Power to the World. Funny thing about manuiplating people to think their a good guy. Maunuiplating is just a fancy word for liar, Satan in the Holy Bible reads Satan is the Father of lies. Just like Obama Hussein Barack playing people to look like he is a good guy for the World. But the Bible reads they will be revealed to the world their evilness in due seasons or in due times This world and the people in it, some know this to be true, but their are others who are clueles and naive, which Satan himself feeds off this facts. World if you do not wake, did you know that over 60,000 different beliefs or Regilions are in the World and most of them if not all of them, mention Jesus Christ or his character. But the truth is they all are so close to the one thing that will give them eternal life. Out of all beliefs there is just one that reads. If you see me you have seen the Father. Jesus Christ either he is what he said in his words he is, or he is a liar or Lunatic. But what strange is out of the all the beliefs only one said the Jesus is God, Jesus said, died on the cross for all mankind to be saved. Jesus Christ said all you have to do is believe I done these things for you, and pick up your cross (your sins) and follow me and you will have eternal life. Now for one belief to believe that God the creator of all things can do anything even if he can come as a man and died for the price of your sins, so that they can be forgiven, which puts a null on sin, which now man can be mark as sinless when reach death and clean from sin and walk into eternal life with Jesus Christ and other believer in Jesus. ONe belief heard this knowledge and realize this truth out of all belief mention Jesus died on the cross for manking that belief in itself is a phenomenal divine revelation. Pontus Pilate ask what is Truth in front of Jesus Christ on the day of his trial, kind of Ironic since Pilate was looking and in the presence of truth, the man was truth, he spoke only truth.
        mark and sheri
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andy
        You are wrong. The Book of Revelations was about the then Roman Empire, written by a apostle in prison. It is not about the so called end times today. Please get some counseling, you are fixated on something rather unhealthy.
        tangledweb1027
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andy
        Seek treatment
        Thors Hammer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andy
        Andy, You better Watch your step and be Alert! Read the last passage of the book of Prophesy aka The Book of Revelations 22:18 & 19. I Fear Andy you have damned yourself in your quest to wrongly misinterpret Prophesies to appease and promote your singular hatred of Catholicism and the Pope! Shame! Pray hard for forgiveness before it is too late! PAX CHRISTI!
        crownofxylin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andy
        "Just one"? You do realise that there are over 2000 religions on this earth, most of them much older than Christianity, right? Seriously. Do away with the "I'm right, everyone else is wrong" dogmatic CRAP (for that is what it is, crap)....then I'll take religion, Abrahamics especially, with more than a grain of salt.
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not a Catholic, but I really admire this guy. Wonder if he will sell some Vatican art to help the poor?
      somewhatamazed
      • 1 Year Ago
      In Italy...and 20+ year old car that runs on Methane. Why can't we do that over here?
        Thors Hammer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @somewhatamazed
        We can't do it because obama sold his soul to be elected to the Seaweed, Corn, Electric Cars and antt-Coal Lobby renewable voters and Campain funders! No Carbon Fuel Obama!
        sdf dsf
        • 1 Year Ago
        @somewhatamazed
        Do you really want every gas pump in America smelling like a hot fart?
      wbird27
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not catholic, but i am very impressed with Pope Francis.
        mayabelle1107
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wbird27
        That's a wonderful thing to say. He would be impressed by you I'm sure...
      • 1 Year Ago
      God bless our Pope
      vtmilitia
      • 1 Year Ago
      A Renault? I haven't seen one in over 30 years.
      crrunch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally - a pope who walks the walk. It took centuries, but it's actually happened.
        theyup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @crrunch
        Are we talking about a guy who in the middle of an expesive city like Rome lives in a palace which is worth hundreds of millions of pounds and is dressed in silk most of the time?
          mielkele
          • 1 Year Ago
          @theyup
          No, he is not dressed in silk most of the time. He even refused those expensive custom made red shoes. And by the way, he doesn't live in the Papal apartment.
      Pantino4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rank has its privilege
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Pantino4
        a used car is privledge? you do not seem to get the point
          sdf dsf
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John
          What I think he's trying to get across is: How many people just get a new OR used car just given to them for any reason? Admit, it isn't common.
      s5cat2dog
      • 1 Year Ago
      Uh huh. And if I believe he'll drive that car I'll take that bridge also. He protests his obscene wealth too loudly.
      • 1 Year Ago
      He's one fine man, this Pope. God blessed the earth with this one!
      mrsilverglide
      • 1 Year Ago
      One would think the Pope would drive an Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile...
        usci1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mrsilverglide
        No. Mayoral candidate for NYC is the one who should.
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