Pope Francis Rejects Obama’s Armored Limo

Are you wondering why #PopeInDC is trending? Well, Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s Roman Catholics is on his first-ever U.S. visit.

Francis opened his 6-day trip to the U.S. on Tuesday with an arrival ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base.

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After he stepped off his plane at Andrews Air Force Base in neighboring Maryland, Francis was driven into town in the back of a tiny, charcoal gray Fiat 500L.

The pontiff ditched the fancy wheels in favor of a much more modest ride: a Fiat.

It was hard to spot the Pope in the motorcade of more than 20 armored SUVs and police cars that motored into the nation’s capital late Tuesday.


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