Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was forced to give up his rather secular ride, a 1999 Volkswagen Golf
, when he became Pope Benedict XVI. Feeling bad for the old guy, Volvo
handed over a set of Volvo XC90
keys to His Holiness yesterday. The SUV is dark blue with a light-colored interior, which doesn't really matter much since the Pope only goes mobile in the patented Popemobile that can deflect bullets and survive bomb blasts. As far as we know, Volvo's don't deflect bullets or survive bomb blasts very well, so perhaps the Bishops can use the XC90
for late night pizza runs.