After the ceremony, the pope ditched his mitre and ceremonial robes and hopped into the Popemobile for a spin around the square.
He has opted for Fiat cars instead of the armored Mercedes “Popemobile” favored by his predecessors.
He rode in the Popemobile and held the papal umbrella when the pontiff had to be out in the rain.
a type of vehicle used by religious and political leaders that is specially designed with a viewing platform and bulletproof glass
first used by Pope John Paul II
A car specially designed and built to display and protect the Pope: I had chased his Pope-mobile as he toured western Sicily on a weekend pastoral jaunt (1979+)