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Rome marks Francis' pontificate with special edition bus pass


It features his photo and date of his election, March 13, 2013, as well as the phrase, "Rome salutes Pope Francis,” in Italian. The department printed one million tickets in all, in a first come, first serve basis, for passengers, as well as thousands of curious tourists seeking a little piece of the historic election.

The city's uncommon move is not unprecedented, however. They did the same thing for the beatification of John Paul II in May 2011.