Pope Francis Blesses Environmentally-Friendly Race Car

Pope Francis has blessed thousands of Harley Davidsons and even a Lamborghini Huracan but on Wednesday, the Pope blessed an environmentally-friendly race car. Photos released by Vatican Media, the Vatican press office, show Pope Francis blessing a snazzy-looking electric racing car at the Vatican. 

The race car is part of the Formula E Championship – billed as the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater street racing series. The first-ever E-Prix will take place on the streets of Rome on April 14.

According to Vatican News, Pope Francis greeted a delegation of the Formula E World Championship and blessed one of its fully-electric racing cars in the courtyard in front of his residence on Wednesday morning. 

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Pope Francis poses with managers, drivers of the “Formula E” Championship (AFP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

A team of managers, mechanics and pilots representing the Formula E Championship met with Pope Francis and posed for photos in front of an electric racing car.

Twitterati loved the image of the Pope blessing a race car:




Described as “racing reinvented,” the organisers of Formula E Championship say the racing series “provides a competitive platform for car manufacturers to test and develop electric vehicles and improve the “zero carbon emissions” driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world.”

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