Pope Bendict XVI receives two Ducati motorcycles as gift


Two Ducati Multistrada motorcycles for the Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City have been presented to Pope Bendict XVI to be used as part of the Pope's official security motorcade.

The motorcycles specially prepared as special escort vehicles for the Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City during official security duties for the Pontiff.

"We are very honoured for the unique opportunity of delivering our two special Ducati Multistradas to His Holiness today," stated Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati Motor Holding. "It is a symbolic gift with which we would like to express our sincerest appreciation and respect for the Pope and embrace his message of hope and trust in the future, which he addressed to all industries in his encyclical Caritas in Veritate."

This will be the first time in history that the Vatican Gendarmerie Corp will use motorcycles in their security detail.

No word if the Pope took the cycles for a test drive.

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