Photo Gallery: The Popemobile Over the Years 09/22/2011
 Lancia Thesis Giubileo: In 1999, the Italian car maker Lancia gave Pope John...
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Lancia Thesis Giubileo: In 1999, the Italian car maker Lancia gave Pope John Paul II the "Giubileo," a prototype of the "Thesis" executive car, in celebration of the new millennium. The car had a seat for the pope made of red velvet and silk as well as a removable roof panel. The vehicle continues to be used by the pontiff.