Pope rejects armored car for trip to Holy Land
Catholic World News - May 15, 2014
Pope Francis has refused to travel in a bulletproof vehicle during his visit to the Holy Land, the Vatican has disclosed.
“The Pope wants an open popemobile and a normal car,” Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, told reporters. He said that security officials had recommended an armored car, but their advice had been rejected.
Pope Francis will visit Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories during his May 24-26 trip.
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