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The Latest: Pope who loves to recycle using same Peugeot that John Paul II used in '88

  • Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he leaves the Lopez Presidential Palace, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, July 10, 2015, where he met with President Horacio Cartes. Francis began the third and final leg of his South American pilgrimage Friday. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)

    Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he leaves the Lopez Presidential Palace, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, July 10, 2015, where he met with President Horacio Cartes. Francis began the third and final leg of his South American pilgrimage Friday. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis holds a letter from a child as he speaks to people at the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Francis is in Paraguay for three days, the last stop of his South American tour. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)

    Pope Francis holds a letter from a child as he speaks to people at the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Francis is in Paraguay for three days, the last stop of his South American tour. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis embraces a child and receives his letter as he visits the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Francis is in Paraguay for three days, the last stop of his South American tour. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)

    Pope Francis embraces a child and receives his letter as he visits the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Francis is in Paraguay for three days, the last stop of his South American tour. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)  (The Associated Press)

Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:

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8:30 a.m.

Pope Francis is taking his recycling mantra to a new level by traveling around Paraguay's capital in the same white Peugeot that St. John Paul II used when he visited in 1988.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, quipped: "It seems to still work."

Paraguayans erupted in cheers Saturday outside the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital when Francis' unusual motorcade pulled up for his first event of the day.

Francis long has insisted on traveling in compact cars rather than fancy limousines or armored popemobiles, part of his simple style and insistence that priests aren't princes but servants.

He uses a Ford Focus to get around the Vatican, and he endeared himself in South Korea when he zipped around town in a Kia.