Pope Francis created mayhem in Brazil when the driver of the Fiat he was in made a wrong turn, and his car was mobbed. To the chagrin of security officials, he had traveled simply in a charter flight without the bulletproof popemobile.
Word is he carried his own luggage.
He still refuses the Papal residence, staying in a modest guesthouse.
He dispenses with the fleet of Mercedes Benz (and apparently chauffer), and instead drives a 2008 Ford Focus.
At first I had a problem with that.
I drive a 2007 Ford Focus.
But then I figured – hey, he’s the Pope. It’s okay if his car is newer than mine.