Pope Francis ditched a chauffeur-driven limousine and took a mini-bus from the Vatican hotel for his first official engagement. 

Pope Franics in a mini-bus

Spot the pope in the mini-bus!

This photo was reportedly taken by a priest, Antonio Spadaro, and posted on his Facebook page.

A colleague sent me a text message saying Francis could be an ideal candidate to be the patron saint of public transport!

Just as Francis set an example by using public transport when he was archbishop in Argentina, it would be good if political leaders could show the way by sometimes using public transport.

In this respect, Penang state government leaders could take the lead and set a fine example by taking the bus to work, wherever possible. It would win them enormous respect among the public and do wonders to promote the use of public transport.