“An Italian priest has given Pope Francis a 20-year-old white Renault 4 to drive himself around Vatican city.”
“The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says the Pope’s bodyguards were amazed when he took the keys and drove off.”
I’m not sure amazement would have been the bodyguards’ primary sentiment just then.
UPDATE 27 December 2015 — some links that may be informative:
- The Pope Has A Small But Deadly Army Of Elite Warriors Protecting Him
- Pope Francis is likely to give his security detail lots of headaches as Vatican cops try to protect the pontiff
- Obituary of Camillo Cibin: Bodyguard to six popes who twice intervened in attempts on the life of John Paul II