Pope Francis is still daring to be different and be humble. Despite the Vatican being an estimated $10 – $15 billion rich, the car the Pope used for his U.S. visit was a compact Fiat 500L.
After landing at the Andrews Air Force Base and received by President Obama and Vice President Biden, the Pope left in the unassuming vehicle.
Hundreds of guests cheered him and an honor guard stood at attention and a high school band performed the Pharrell Williams song “Happy.” Four children from local Roman Catholic schools greeted him, with one handing him flowers.
The previous pope, Pope Benedict’s official vehicle was usually a modified Mercedes G-Wagon.