Pope Francis gets passport to show he is a pope of the people
Pope sat for ID photo on Friday
In his continuing quest to show what an all-round great guy he is, Pope Francis has had a new passport and ID card produced so that he can travel the world without 'enjoying any privileges' others might not get.
The head of the Catholic Church has asked his birth country of Argentina to renew his travel documents so he can travel as a regular Argentine rather than as a privileged citizen of the Vatican City, the country's interior and transportation ministry said on Monday.
Officials went to the Vatican gardens last Friday to take photos and digital fingerprints for his new national identification card.
"Francis specifically asked not to enjoy any privileges so his new identification card and passport have been processed through the usual administrative channels," said Minister Florencio Randazzo. A close-up of Pope Francis' passport (Picture: AFP/Getty)
"In coming days, he will receive his passport in the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, where he has stated he is a resident."
The Pope's PR campaign has been a huge success thus far, even earning him the nickname 'SuperPope' and a corresponding graffiti mural last month.
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
Ball pool for adults opens in London
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: One of the world's leading suppliers and manuf...
£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Apprentices are required to join a privat...
£40000 per annum: Sauce Recruitment: This is an exciting opportunity for a HR...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A well-established organisation oper...