Popemobile around the world (photos)
The "Popemobile" has been around the world...including a stop in Washington, D.C. There are actually a variety of papal vehicles. Some are bulletproof, some allow the Pope to stand, but all "Popemobiles" are designed to keep His Holiness safe while greeting the thousands of Catholics who turn out to see him all over the world.
Pope John Paul II rides the popemobile with the Bishop of Elblag, Andrzej Sliwinski, as they approach the altar, background, for the open air mass at Elblag, Poland, June 6, 1999.