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Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.
After his arrival Thursday, the pope left the airport in a compact black Kia Soul that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure.
The images of the smiling pope in his little car struck a chord online, with many playing on the car's name. One South Korean user tweeted: "The pope rode the Soul because he is full of soul."