Looks like the “Pope-mobile” is changing from a Mercedes Benz to an Indian rickshaw!
An auto-rickshaw, a black and yellow 3-wheeler that can seat no more than 3 people, is India’s most used form of private transport. The Pope has just received a personalized, completely white one with special insignia, that he will be using for public appearances as he commutes around the Vatican.
Definitely unique news and a novel marketing gimmick by Piaggio Ape Calessino, the rickshaw manufacturing company, but not worthy of front page status.
In my opinion, the Pope making use this mode of transport from a developing country is a feather in the cap for India’s awesome transportation system, but other than that, no big deal.