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Pomp and Fiat: Pope Rolls Up to White House in Tiny Car

The little black Fiat in which Pope Francis rides costs around $20,000.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., September 23, 2015. MANDEL NGAN / AFP - Getty Images

Pope Francis arrived at the White House on Wednesday in a small black Fiat that costs around $20,000.

"In your humility, your embrace of simplicity, in the gentleness of your words and the generosity of your spirit," Obama told the pope, "we see a living example of Jesus' teachings, a leader whose moral authority comes not just through words but also through deeds."

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