The Pope flew into New York City for a Catholic
convention. He was running very late and decided to
take a cab. He asked the cab driver if he could drive
him from the airport across town in 15 minutes. The
cab driver, having recognized the Pope, quickly agreed.
However, two miles into the trip the Pope noticed that
the cab driver was driving very very slowly. The
driver couldnt concentrate on driving because he was
too excited about the Pope riding in his cab. Finally,
getting very anxious and not wanting to be tardy for
his convention, the Pope asked the driver if he could
drive. The driver pulled over and switched seats with
The Pope began driving over 100 mph and weaving around
slow traffic to help him gain some time. It wasnt
long before a police officer noticed and pulled the cab
over. As the officer walked up next to the vehicle, he
immediately noticed the Pope and quickly retreated to
his squad car.
The officer radioed to his captain, Sir, I have a
situation here. I think that I have pulled over someone
very very important.
Is it the NY Mayor? says the chief.
No, I think this man is more important, answers the
More important than the Mayor? Who did you pull over,
the President? exclaimed the chief.
The officer thought for a second and then answered No,
I think that this man is even more important than the
Who in the whole world can be more important than the
President? says the chief.
Well, sir, I dont know who he is, but the Pope is his