Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria has not changed his car since 1986, and frankly he took the right decision. It’s a US-made armored Lincoln, padded with wide steel boards.
The car’s weight is 3860 kg, while the weight of ordinary cars of the same model and year is 1500kg.
The car was given to the pope by the Copts of the United States and Canada during his visit to them in 1986.
Before this car, Pope Shenouda had a Mercedes, model 1979, which priests brought him from Kuwait. He had been using the car of his predecessor Pope Kyrillos VI until 1979.