The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Eco-friendly popemobile

When Pope Benedict XVI returns to Germany this September he will see the country in a new hybrid popemobile from Mercedes.

The Vatican contracted with Mercedes for the first-ever hybrid popemobile, according to a report by business magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

It will be powered by both battery and gasoline, since security threats require the pope to have an option for a quick getaway. Mercedes has provided vehicles for the Vatican for eight decades.


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