Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidson riders at The Vatican

Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidson riders at The Vatican
Pope Francis blesses the Harley Davidson bikers from his Popemobile before the start of a mass outside Saint Peter's Square in Rome June 16, 2013. Stefano Rellandini/REUTERS

It starts with a little known fact, but the purely American motorcycle machine is much beloved in Europe. Those Harley riders drove to The Vatican with an incredible request that Pope Francis happily obliged.