The Popemobile: On the Road with the Pontiff Over the years, the popemobile — often surrounded by a crowd of fervent faithful — has become a recognizable part of the pope's image around the world. See how papal vehicles have changed since Pope Pius XI received a Mercedes-Benz that had been converted for him in 1930.
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The Popemobile: On the Road with the Pontiff

Over the years, the popemobile — often surrounded by a crowd of fervent faithful — has become a recognizable part of the pope's image around the world. See how papal vehicles have changed since Pope Pius XI received a Mercedes-Benz that had been converted for him in 1930.