|Pope John XXIII's Ferrari 196-S (the Pope was lowered into |
the car with a small derrick)
|Pope Paul VI's 1966 Lamborghini Miura |
parked at the Apostolic Palace
|Then Cardinal Wojtyla's traveling "library" in Krakow|
|Pope John Paul II's last car: the Bertone Birusa|
(eventually gifted to Cardinal Bertone by his successor)
|Pope Benedict's Mercedes Benz SLR- McLaren outside Castel Gandolfo|
Much has been made in recent days about Pope Francis' comments on cars. We publish here a number of photos of papal cars from over the years. Usually when people think of cars and Popes, they think of the so-called "Popemobile". Well, there is a sporty - even, at times quirky - side to the Popes (e.g. Cardinal Wojtyla's use of a police van) - and here we publish a few examples. Pope John XXIII in a Ferrari - the stuff of legends! Enjoy!
Witness congratulates Pope Francis on his excellent choice of a Pagani Zonda (see below) - customized for street use!
No doubt about it: the Popes have always had a great taste in cars!
|Then Cardinal Bergoglio's 170 Mercedes parked|
on a back street in Buenos Aires
|Pope Francis' Pagani Zonda - for runs between|
Rome and Castel Gandolfo