Mombasa, Kenya, Aug 29, 2019 / 10:10 am
Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the "popemobile" - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has been shipped from Kenya to Mozambique, the first stop on the pope's six-day swing through three African nations.
The "popemobile" is the same one the pontiff used during his 2015 visit to Kenya. It was shipped by sea from the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Aug. 17, to Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.
Fr. Benjamin Maswali, apostolic administrator to Kenya's military ordinariate, told ACI Africa that the vehicle was inspected by Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, before it was authorized for shipment.
The vehicle was repainted and its seat covers were replaced before it was shipped.