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Pope Francis Musical Popemobile With Spinning Pope Figure
Pope Francis Musical Pope mobile With Spinning Pope Figure
The Pope mobile is the name given to the specially-equipped vehicles used to transport the Pope at various public appearances. The vehicles are designed to protect the Pope while allowing him to be visible to the crowds.
In the past, special equipment has been added to include bullet-proof glass surrounding the Pope (added after the 1981 attempt on Pope John Paul II's life), a handrail so the Pope can stand and wave to the crowds while the vehicle is in motion, and steps to allow ease of entry into and out of the vehicle.
Pope John Paul II was the first Pope to use a Popemobile, but the idea originally stems from a mobile version of the papal throne used for centuries. This chair on poles was carried by twelve bearers and allowed the Pope to be seen by the people when traveling locally.
The Popemobile that Pope Benedict XVI used in the United States was made by Mercedes-Benz. In the past, other automobile manufacturers have made the vehicles used by the Holy Father on his various trips. In some cases, those vehicles were kept in the countries of use after the Pope's departure. During his U.S. visit, Pope Francis had a fleet of custom "popemobiles," specially outfitted Jeep Wranglers. The Wrangler, which normally tops out at around 100 miles per hour in speed, comes without much of the bling or perks adorning other international leaders’ vehicles, or past pope mobiles, including Pope Benedict XVI's, which was encased in bulletproof glass.
Delightful musical replica of the Pope mobile with a spinning Pope figure. Plays 'Hallelujah' by Handel. A fun way to display your love of the Pope and a whimsical addition to your home or office decor! Would make a wonderful gift for Christian friends and family.