Pope Francis Used To Ride The Bus To Work Instead Of Taking His Limo

bergoglio pope francis with Cristina Fernández de KirchnerPope Francis in 2007.

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Newly named Pope Francis, aka Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, is known for being humble and rejecting an ostentatious lifestyle.A report from his life in Buenos Aires lends credence to that reputation: According to the National Catholic Register (via the Washington Post), Bergoglio “gave up his chauffeured limousine in favour of taking the bus to work.”

Considering the security risks that come with the papacy, however, the new Pope Francis will likely give up public transportation for the cutting edge Mercedes Popemobile that will keep him safe and comfortable on the job.

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