Pope Francis practices what he preaches by rolling around in an old Ford Focus 8 years ago

Pope Francis practices what he preaches by rolling around in an old Ford Focus

A lot of people wouldn’t have much to say about the Catholic church these days, but in fairness to Pope Francis he certainly practices what he preaches, as he was spotted in Italy driving around in a second-gen Ford Focus.

The Pope was making his way to the luxurious papal summer home Castel Gandolfo when he was snapped in the back of a 2010 Ford Focus, but the Huffington Post reports that he was only stopping by the residence and will instead spend the summer in “more modest accommodations in Rome.” In fairness, it’s probably still nicer than most hotels you’ve been to.

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Just last week Pope Francis said, “It hurts me when I see a priest or nun with the latest-model car. You can’t do this. A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but, please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world."

A brand new Ford Focus will set you back around €19,000, while a decent 2010 model can be snapped up for between €9,999 and €11,000.

At least he’s not running around in expensive high-end cars, unlike the last fella…

Prisoners (L) greet Pope Benedict XVI (i

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