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    Report: Pope Francis chauffeured around Korea in a Kia Soul
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    Korea is not without its domestic automobiles that would be suitable for transporting a visiting head of state: the Hyundai Equus comes to mind. Failing that, a Genesis sedan would do the trick. Maybe even a Kia K900 or a Renault Samsung SM7. But those familiar with Pope Francis and his taste in ...

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    Report: Pope urges followers to drive 'humble' cars
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    Over the weekend, Pope Francis urged his flock to drive "humble" and avoid ostentatious cars. According to Reuters, the Potentate commented that "It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model year car, you can't do this." The statement is being seen as part of His Holiness' push ...

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    Official: Mercedes delivers new Popemobile in Rome
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    Catholics already have a celebration in December in honor of a figure with a nine-month gestation, and that's exactly how long it took the latest Mercedes Benz Popemobile to go from conception to delivery. While The Messiah arrived in a manger, the new Popemobile was delivered by company head ...

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    Official: Renault donates all-electric Popemobile to His Holiness
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    Popes know how to travel in style, as the long list of iconic Popemobiles can attest to. In recent years, His Holiness Benedict XVI – aka the "Green Pope" – has been trying to clean up those bubbly vehicles with alternative powertrains. He wanted a plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz or ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz working on M-Class Hybrid Popemobile
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    The Papal motorcade is packed with new cars, but the most famous of them is the Popemobile. Typically based on a Mercedes-Benz sport-ute, most recent examples have been modified versions of the G-Wagen or M-Class (like the one pictured above). His Holiness has vocalized his desire for an ...

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    Coming to America: 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Popemobile
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    1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Popemobile – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There was a time when the Pope set about cruising the world in class and style. While we'll have no part in arguing the functionality of the current Popemobile, the machine simply can't hold a candle to the ...

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    Pope Benedict wants... solar-powered electric Popemobile?
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    Pope Benedict XVI is quickly becoming known as the "Green Pope." During his time at the top of the Catholic Church, His Holiness has made a point to preach sustainable energy, and he's backed up his words with actions. In 2008, photovoltaic cells were installed on the roof of a Vatican ...

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    The Pope gets a new Mercedes G500 Popemobile
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    The Pope's got himself a new ride, and boy is it, uh, white. Mercedes announced today that they have given his Holiness a highly-customized G500. Like previous Popemobiles, the G500 has a folding windscreen, and handrails and steps in the rear for entry. The Vaticanmysitc white interior matches the ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: GoldenPalace.com Popemobile
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    It's ba-ack. The VW Golf that drew 8.5 million hits the first time it appeared on eBay is back on the block. That was almost two years ago in May of 2005, believe it or not. In case you don't remember, this 1999 Volkswagen Golf was the personal conveyance of then-Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, until ...

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    The real Holy Roller: DUB's crucifx-bedecked Blessinem wheels
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    Holy Dub! These Blessinem 24s are perfect for the WJWD (What Woud Jesus Drive) crowd: chrome, oversized rims with crosses. We think this might have been one of the things Nostradamus predicted would happen before the end of the world. Can I get an amen?So who might be interested in letting their ...

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    Papal Power: VW presents Pope Benedict with 450HP Phaeton
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    The Pope has a new set of wheels. VW's head honcho, Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, has presented Pope Benedict XVI with a customized long wheelbase W12 Phaeton. The car is trimmed out to maximize the Holy Father's privacy, comfort and security (translation: it's armored) as he's shuttled about in the ...

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