Pope Francis Blesses Environmentally-Friendly Race Car
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.
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:
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The Pope is a Formula E fan?!!! THE POPE LIKES RACE CARS. https://t.co/vFSwY0j8i4
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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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