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ASUNCION, Paraguay – Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:
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.