Pope: Priests Shouldn’t Drive Fancy Cars

Pope Francis recently met with a group of priests and nuns in training, and he didn’t mince words when expressing his feeling that people in ministry should reject materialism. He told the young ministers, “It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model car, you can’t do this. 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.” What is the pope’s personal car of choice? The Ford Focus …


Esther Aspling


Esther Aspling commented…

This should be a message to all church leaders. In my humble rusted out 10+ year old car bought from a youth organization driving opinion.

Matt Vaughan


Matt Vaughan commented…

It's good to hear the Pope say this, but it's not a new idea. My parish priest recently downgraded to a VW from an Audi, and I can't same I don't feel bad for him all the same! I mentioned the Pope's comments in a blog I wrote recently about Francis, Benedict, and their predecessors: http://muchvaughanted.blogspot.ca/2013/07/robbing-peter.html

Andrew Hall


Andrew Hall replied to Matt Vaughan's comment

You do realise that an Audi is actually an upgrade from a VW? Unless he had a newer VW and went to a very old Audi?



Josh replied to Andrew Hall's comment

You do realise that your comment demonstrated that you didn't read Matt's comment properly.

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