Popemobile ride canceled Admin Thursday, July 25, 2013 A Vatican spokesman waved away concerns for the pope’s safety after a wrong turn on Monday left the Holy Father’s car encircled by well-wishers. But on Wednesday a drive through another poor neighborhood was scrapped. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.