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March 18, 2013

Papamobile.



The other day we were talking and Xavier mentioned very casually a "Papamobile." This is the term in French for the vehicle in which the Pope gets wheeled around. Maybe it is because I grew up Mormon, but I had no idea there was such a vehicle - a vehicle designed solemnly for the people of the world to view and wave at the Pope. I didn't believe Xavier until I finally googled the term and got these photos (do it, there are many more). Ridiculous. So laughable. There are many models and maybe even a leggo rendering of the thing. (As much as I respect various creeds and beliefs, the Catholic church is one organization that seems rotten from its core right now).



4 comments:

Xtreme English said...

Just watched Al-Jezeera English, and it seems the new pope eschewed the bulletproof cover today for his tour of St. Peter's Square after his installation. The cover came about when a man leapt out of the crowd and shot Pope John Paul II.

I had no idea there was a Lego papamobile! hilarious.

Xavier Joly said...

Well maybe Jack Kennedy would have been spared with a Kenmobile...

flora bloom said...

There are no sisterwifemobiles? ;)

Marnie said...

Just looking through an older post or two and came upon this gem. I was well aware of the Papamobile (although we call it the Pope-mobile in Australia - or the display-case-on-wheels), but while I was amused at the Lego version's 'entourage' vehicle, I was shocked to discover that Harry Potter eventually becomes a cardinal! What a waste!!

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