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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

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Benedict XVI receives electric car

2012-09-06

JACQUES BOUSQUET
President, Renault Italy
"We knew for some time that the Vatican and the Pope were especially keen on durable solutions for mobile technology to protect the environment.”

The car will not be converted into one of the famous 'popemobiles' but nonetheless it will be used by the Pope. It will be used to travel short distances within the gardens of Castel Gandolfo and will remain off the streets. Some changes were made especially to this model.

JACQUES BOUSQUET
President, Renault Italy
"We made entry to the vehicle very easy and it has a very large inside and is very bright.”

Benedict XVI is not the only one to receive this gift... The Vatican police will also have use of the new car. 

JACQUES BOUSQUET
President, Renault Italy
"For these two cars, which are 100% electric, we use the model Kangoo Maxi ZE. We worked with our engineers in Paris to create these two models that are unique to the needs of the Vatican.”

The car will now join the Vatican fleet of vehicles that is growing more green every year. 



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