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Benedictions: The Pope in America

Popemobile%20BBC%20image.jpg As CNS reports, the Popemobile is on its way! I can’t wait till the Magliozzi brothers on “Car Talk” get hold of this one. Popes have almost always used Mercedes (though you’d think the Bavarian Benedict might like a BMW, no?), and this one is a modified version of the Mercedes-Benz ML430 off-road vehicle. Not terribly gas-friendly for this environmentally-sensitive pontiff. But he’s not traveling very far in it.
So as the “Car Talk” fellows would say, here’s a Puzzler for you: When did popes start using Popemobiles?
Stay tuned for the answer.
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