‘At my age I don’t have much to lose’: Pope Francis ditches the bulletproof Popemobile which has protected pontiffs since 1981
From the article:
Pope Francis has announced he will no longer used a bullet-proof Popemobile as the glass ‘sardine can’ keeps him away from the people.
The armoured vehicles were introduced after the 1981 assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II in a bid to prevent further attacks on the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
During the interview with a Spanish newspaper which was reported by Vatican Radio, Pope Francis said: ‘It is true that anything could happen, but let’s face it, at my age I don’t have much to lose.’
He continued: ‘I know that something could happen to me, but it’s in the hands of God.’
Comments from the article:
Rex Savage, Oakville, Canada
A wolf in shepherd’s clothing, he’ll be fine.
afbdm1984, East Providence
When I see all those people in a crushing mob to see this guy, it is clear who they worship!
sarah_downunder, Melbourne, Australia, 6 hours ago
Good Lord, there is finally a Pope who seems to really actually care about the people and real issues in this world and he’s about ten minutes away from becoming a martyr.
The Bruce, Tucson, United States
What’s not to love about this guy? It seems like every time I turn around, he gives me a reason to say to myself, “you just gotta like this guy.”
And all the world wondered after the Beast…