Earlier this week, the pope got a new set of wheels. And now CNS has collected some priceless reaction:
Leave it to the slapstick brothers, Tom and Ray, at Car Talk to have a field day with the news of Pope Francis’ recent present: a lovingly used 30 hp 1984 Renault 4.
As soon as the now-retired radio hosts heard the news, they went on Facebook and Twitter and let the witticisms and quips rip.
The Pope buys a 1984 Renault… Now there’s a man who believes in the power of prayer. http://yhoo.it/1e49GlK
But the best part was they let their fans join the fun with #PopesRenault and #VaticanMechanic:
- I always thought the Pope would drive a Christ-ler
- “Tu illam inundarunt” (Latin for “You flooded it”).
- The pope can easily handle a flooded engine. Even if it’s of Biblical proportions.
- He needs one of two bumper stickers. #1, God is my co-pilot. OR #2, My other car is the Pope Mobile.
- I haven’t seen car trouble like this since we tried to fit all the Apostles in one Accord.
- It’s either burning oil, or you’ve just been replaced.
- “A little black smoke is fine, just watch out for the white smoke”.
- If you see a lot of white smoke, it might mean it’s time to elect a new car.
- The black smoke means that a new car must still be chosen.
- Ashes to AshesDust to Dust.
If not for Renault
Our tools would rust.
- Look the Vatican acquired a new relic.
- “The Spiritus Sancti made manifold…”
- Last Rides, anyone? (Extreme disfUnction)
- Pop that lever and let’s see what’s under the sainthood.
- 20 years to go 186,000 miles? Light can do that in one second.
- “Well, sir, it keeps overheating because the water in the radiator keeps turning to wine…”
- If they can cram 6 or 7 parishioners in it to drive to St. Peter’s on Sunday, is it considered Mass Transit?
- If he wanted to follow The Lord, the Pope would drive a Plymouth: “Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in my anger, and in my FURY” – Jeremiah 32:37, King James Edition
- and in the UK we use “and Moses came down from Sinai in his Triumph (probably a stag or TR6)”
- No, no, no. Clearly holy people are Honda lovers. “All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.”