Brit (81) wants to visit pope in Rome, but ends up in German village of Rom

An 81-year-old Briton who wanted to travel to Rome to meet the Pope recently arrived in Germany, thanks to his navigation system, not in Italy. He did not get to Rome, but to “Rom”, a small town in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Englishman wanted to travel to Rome with his Jaguar, reports the Rheinische Post. After quite a few hours of traveling, he was surprised that his navigation system indicated that he had arrived at his destination, while he had not yet discovered a famous building or piece of Italian culture.

The man parked his car – perhaps to look for distinctive buildings such as the Colosseum or the Sistine Chapel – but did not properly apply his Jaguar’s handbrake. The car rolled back and, to make matters worse, the ROM plate was flat.

When the man tried to stop his car, he was also knocked over by the open door. He was taken to the hospital; his condition is unknown yet. The man was eventually explained that he was about 1,400 kilometers away from the pope. The car wasn’t badly damaged.

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