In an effort to make the Catholic Church focus on the basics of life, you know;  the poor, the needy, the lost, the dying, Pope Francis told young and novice priests and nuns that having the latest gadget,  fashion accessory, or sweetest ride was not the route to happiness.

His Holiness said, “It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model car, you can’t do this.”

He went on to add, “A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world.”

Since succeeding Pope Benedict, in March, the former cardinal has avoided some of the perks his job offers and has chosen to live in a Vatican guest house instead of the ornately opulent papal apartments.

Of course back when he was just a Cardinal in Argentina, he rode the bus to work, cooked his own meals, and lived in a tiny apartment…this should come as no surprise.

The Pope, walking the talk has chosen a less expensive auto to maneuver the streets of Rome.

The pope’s car of choice:  A Ford Focus.

The Popemobile

I would have opted for the Fiat Pop 500!

Really, shouldn’t the Pope have a Pop?

Pop

It’s actually kind of refreshing, don’t you think?

Happy Monday, now get out there and fire UP that Lexus!