Pope Francis gives pal ride in Popemobile

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis – they don’t call him “The People’s Pope” for nothing!

Check out what he did in the Vatican. He spotted an old Argentinian buddy of his, Father Fabian Baez, in the crowd. No big deal. Baez ran up to the Pope and gave him a hug. But, check out what happened next – Pope Francis invited Baez up for a ride in his Popemobile!

Baez got to tag along with Pope Francis while he continued doing his Pope thing – you know, waving, blessing and kissing babies.

Baez later summed up his day on Twitter writing, “I’m going to change my biography. The poor priest who got on the Popemobile today with #PopeFrancis!”

But, should he really be surprised? Seems like if you were once a friend of Pope Francis… you are probably always going to be a friend of Pope Francis.