Known for his humbleness and modesty, Pope Francis selected a 1984 Renault 4 as his new means of transportation.

Known for his humbleness and modesty, Pope Francis selected a 1984 Renault 4 as his new means of transportation.

While previous "popemobiles" had the three-pointed star logo (from the 1930 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 460 Pullman Sallon to the 2012 M-Class), the most recent one wears the diamond logo. It's not even a brand new car as it's an old Renault 4 from 1984 which so far has clocked 190,000 miles (305,775 km).

The vehicle was a gift from priest Fr. Renzo Zocca who used it to help out a community from the northern Italian city of Verona. Zocca sent a letter to Pope Francis back in August asking him to accept the car as a gift. Francis responded with a phone call and although at first he was reluctant, he eventually agreed to accept the Renault 4. Interestingly, Pope Francis told Zocca that at one time during his life he actually owned a Renault 4.

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