Pope Francis' Ride Makes Americans Smile

The pope skipped the limo for a compact Fiat, and will be riding in a Jeep Wrangler "pope-mobile" when he travels through US cities.
1:41 | 09/23/15

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Finally tonight here, pope Francis here in America. His every move watched, including what he'll be riding around in while here in the U.S. It will likely make some American workers smile. When we were at the Vatican a couple of weeks back, the pope telling us, he was praying for the American people and asked similarly that Americans pray for him during this big trip. So many questions about the pope. One, how will he get around? The surprises from pope Francis began the moment he stepped onto that balcony. That night, a limo waiting, he chose the van, riding with the very cardinals who had just named him pope. Now, off and riding in a Ford focus, telling priests and nuns in the church to drive humble cars. We saw it while in Rome, the nuns waving to us. Pope Francis has never used a computer, even owned a cell phone. But he is on Twitter. Tweets approved by him, 22 million followers. The first pope to take a selfie. "Time's" person of the year. The cover Reading "Times, they are a changing." And while here in America, the Vatican telling us, he'll be riding in a jeep wrangler. The same type of jeep he used in eck Ka door in July. A glass front, ohm on the sides. Exile the configuration is not known, we do know those jeep wranglers are made in a factory in Toledo, Ohio, where more than 5,000 American workers make those wranglers every day. And we know the pope will be riding in his pope mobile at least seven times. Twice in Washington, D.C., including his arrival at the basilica. Twice in New York City along fifth avenue and through central park. And three times in Philadelphia. Among them, that big moment at Independence hall. Pope Francis, riding in a wrangler. The same kind of wrangler, made by those workers with three words in mind -- made in

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