How much do you know about the Popemobile?
A car like no other car on any road in the world is bound to be quite the showstopper.
Pope Francis recently stepped out in the Popemobile as he interacted with the audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.(Reuters Photo)
The Popemobile has been an integral part of how the Pope moves around - both at the Vatican and elsewhere as well. Times have seen the Popemobile go through massive changes. (AP Photo)
In years long gone by, the Pope used to be taken on a ceremonial throne named sedia gestatoria but this was done away with by Pope John Paul II who wanted to interact with as many papal attendees as was possible. Hence, the Popemobile was conceived. (AP Photo)
Pope Francis made a big change to the Popemobile when he decided to get rid of bulletproof screens. This enables him to add a more personal touch to his interactions as can be seen here. (AP Photo)
The Popemobile seen here has an overhead cover for protection from the rain but the sides are free from obstruction. Fiat usually supplies the popemobiles but cars from other manufactures too have often been used. (AFP Photo)
First Published Date: 15 Nov 2019, 05:21 PM IST
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