Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pope Mobile of then Pope John Paul II (now a saint)



The closest we had ever been with a saint... Pope John Paul II.  Taken during the 1995 World Youth Day in Manila.  I was just 16 years old back then.


The Philippine automobile manufacturer Francisco Motor Corporation produced the custom popemobile for the 1995 papal visit. It was funded by voluntary contributions from the private sector, and (as with the Irish vehicle) had bulletproof windows, bombproof parts, and passed inspection by the Swiss Guards. When John Paul II died, this popemobile was briefly borrowed by parish officials of the Quiapo Church to be put on display. It became a pilgrimage destination for Filipino devotees who could not afford to go to the Vatican for the pope's burial ceremonies.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_mobile 

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