.- Pope Benedict XVI used a vehicle that was specially commissioned by Fiat for his visit to the region of Abruzzo on April 28, where he comforted victims of the earthquake that struck the region on April 6.
The Fiat “Ducato” was manufactured in Italy and sent to the Vatican for the Pope’s transportation to the region. The Holy Father used the car to visit a camp in the town of Onna, the basilica of Collemaggio, and what remained of a student dormitory and a police academy in Coppito.
The Ducato was white, with a leather interior. It could hold seven passengers and was equipped with the latest in security and safety technology.