Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t know how to drive

Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t know how to drive and never got a driver’s license. But he does have a helicopter pilot’s license and even likes to fly the papal helicopter.

Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI love of cats was a gift from his mother?
The Holy See has loved cats since he was a little boy growing up in Germany. This fondness for cats stems from his mother’s own adoration for the creatures. She taught him that they can love people unconditionally and that they only ask for the simplest things in return. This special gift has followed Pope Benedict XVI wherever he has gone.

Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI cannot drive a car?
In fact, Pope Benedict XVI has never learned how to drive a car in his life. He has never seen the need for driving around in a car because he grew up in areas where cars could not be used so well. As a result, he has always relied on other people to drive him.

However, Pope Benedict XVI is a licensed pilot who can legally fly small-engine planes or helicopters.

Pope Benedict XVI also has a very whimsical sense of humor that is not seen often by the public.

Pope Benedict XVI is one of the few sitting popes to release an album for commercial sale.


Pope Benedict XVI is an erudite scholar who has published 40 books on spiritual matters. 

Finally, Pope Benedict XVI enjoys engaging in friendly debates about many subjects. 

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