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The Popemobile and the other vehicles in Benedict XVI's motorcade, and how wealthy Germans can prepare for armageddon.

Complutense University, Dmitry Medvedev, Marcial Romero, Pope Benedict XVI, Stefan Mudry, Valery Kubarev

ME AND MY MOTORCADE: NO. 19

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Italy [POPE BENDICT XVI]

Leader of one of the world’s major religions, Pope Benedict XVI knows how important it is to get out and meet his flock. But as he presides over a landlocked micro state, those booking his travel must often rely on outside help in order to move him from A to B.

Fortunately for his Holiness, there’s a long list of providers willing to step in, many drawn by the opportunity for a pontifical product placement. The Vatican often receives cars as gifts, including a Volvo XC90 sport utility…

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