Pope Francis Ditches Bulletproof Popemobile

by Editor | June 15, 2014 2:41 am

CNN – Pope Francis has told a Spanish newspaper that he prefers not to use a bulletproof Popemobile despite the dangers of an assassination attempt because it is a glass “sardine can” that walls him off from people.

“It’s true that anything could happen, but let’s face it, at my age I don’t have much to lose, I know that something could happen to me, but it’s in the hands of God.” Pope Francis I

Since an assassination attempt on then-Pope John Paul II in 1981, the head of the Roman Catholic Church has customarily used the custom-made glass-sided Popemobile when in public.

But Francis has taken his own approach to transport since assuming the papacy last year — creating a headache for those tasked with ensuring his security.

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