He still schleps his own bag.
What's a schlepper? Salesmen used the term to describe themselves going around, dragging their baggage - business to business, town to town. The term has taken on a somewhat negative connotation these days, but I think of it as more a fun term... self-deprecating.
That said, the Pope makes me smile when I see him schlepping his own bag - it looks kind of funny, kind of dumpy - it makes him look like a schlepper.
Prayers for the Holy Father as he travels through the Philippines.
Here's an interesting papal fashion trend: Many Cardinals, Bishops, Monsignors, and even priests and seminarians are now beginning to carry their own over-sized black bags themselves ...