July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015

The People’s Pope

Photograph by Dave Yoder

At a general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis rides in a popemobile without the protection of bulletproof glass. The pontiff wandered freely when he was a cardinal in Buenos Aires but cannot do so in Rome for his own safety.

See more pictures from the August 2015 feature story “Will the Pope Change the Vatican?”

7 comments
Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson

I am confident that this Pope will do the Catholic Church good in helping to get rid of so many barriers that keep a lot of the young people away.

Mike Bless
Mike Bless

Very nice and also ,the hands, the monument, the intensity of the security men, the camera man! Lots going on here !

Margaret Faulkner
Margaret Faulkner

This is a wonderful image of a courageous man who is trying to remove barriers (literally, here) between people.  I am not Catholic, but I admire his stance on so many issues.

Stan Dalton
Stan Dalton

Your capture of “The People's Pope" is outstanding. I like the creativity, lighting, story and composition of this shot. Congratulations on making the 'Photo of the Day' with this picture.

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Religious pictures!  Who will be next? The imam of the grand mosque!

Paul H.
Paul H.

@Shabbir Ahmad  Is it a religious picture or a picture of a celebrity?  I think your predisposition clouded the message the artist was trying to portray.

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