“The security personnel next to me were very concerned because they understood that from now on he would be tooling around the Vatican in my car,” the car donor, 69-year-old Father Renzo Zocca, told the Italian Catholic magazine, Famiglia Cristiana. But the priest told the police, not to worry, “I left some snow chains in the trunk. You never know!”
The new addition to the papal fleet — a silver-white four-door 1984 Renault with 186,000 miles on the odometer — happened on Saturday, just a few hours before the Sept. 7 prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square for peace.
Normally this would not merit a comment from a Lutheran blogger, but my favorite repair guys on Car Talk had a field day with the gift and I could not help but pass on the delicate humor of their fans...
- I always thought the Pope would drive a Christ-ler
- “Tu illam inundarunt” (Latin for “You flooded it”).
- The pope can easily handle a flooded engine. Even if it’s of Biblical proportions.
- He needs one of two bumper stickers. #1, God is my co-pilot. OR #2, My other car is the Pope Mobile.
- I haven’t seen car trouble like this since we tried to fit all the Apostles in one Accord.
- It’s either burning oil, or you’ve just been replaced.
- “A little black smoke is fine, just watch out for the white smoke”.
- If you see a lot of white smoke, it might mean it’s time to elect a new car.
- The black smoke means that a new car must still be chosen.
- Ashes to Ashes
Dust to Dust.
If not for Renault
Our tools would rust.
- Look the Vatican acquired a new relic.
- “The Spiritus Sancti made manifold…”
- Last Rides, anyone? (Extreme disfUnction)