Pope Francis calls for police to show drivers 'mercy'
Drivers who are caught speeding could now cite the Pope when asking for sympathy from the police.
At a meeting with traffic police in Italy, Pope Francis urged them to show "mercy" towards those who break the rules of the road.
"Mercy is not a sign of weakness", he said. "Nor does it require giving up the use of force."
He added that police should seek to understand the reasons why a person has committed an offence.
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