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To over a billion believers around the world, the Pope may be the human representative of heaven on earth, but that doesn't mean His Holiness can fly around on a cloud. No, he needs a car just like the rest of us. And that role usually falls to Mercedes-Benz
The German automaker has been supplying the Vatican with special vehicles to transport their head of state for decades. The relationship started in 1930 with the Nürburg 460 Pullman which Mercedes supplied to Pope Pius XI, and has carried through to his modern-day successor, Pope Francis.