Pope Benedict XVI yesterday received the keys to a special tractor from Fiat’s head man, Sergio Marchionne.

The New Holland T7050 tractor is painted white and carries the Papal coat of arms.


It will be used to tow a huge platform – which accommodates His Holiness during his regular Wednesday general audiences in St Peter’s Square, the Vatican – into position.


The Pope receives the keys to his NH T7050 tractor