Pope Francis gets Personalised Lamborghini, Gives it to Charity
Pope Francis is in the news again, and you guessed right… it’s for another mind-blowing reason.
The Holy Father, famous for his frugality and simple tastes, was the proud recipient of a Lamborghini supercar on Wednesday. Onlt thing is; he passed it off shortly after receiving it.
He was given a white-painted, special edition Lamborghini Huracan, which sells for around 180,000 euros, by the luxury automakers.
The vehicle perfectly matched the pope’s trademark white cassock as he blessed it outside the Casa Santa Marta, the guesthouse within the Vatican where he lives, Telegraph writes.
But the Pope will not, sadly, be spotted cruising behind the sleek wheels as the Vatican announced that it will be auctioned at Sotheby’s, with the proceeds to go to three of the pontiff’s favoured charities.
One of the chosen charities is a fund to rebuild homes and churches for Christians chased out of Iraq by Islamic State terrorists with a view to have them “finally return to their roots and recover their dignity,” the Holy See said.
Of the two other charities that will benefit from the sale, one helps migrant women who are trafficked and forced into prostitution and another provides medical aid in Africa.
Though not given to luxuries, the Pope sure knows how to get a good deal as the blessing of the car is likely to ensure that it sells for far more than its original value.
He did it in 2013 when a Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was given sold a year later at auction in Paris for $327,000, despite retailing for around $13,000.
The Pope’s modesty and generosity is in stark contrast to Christian leaders around the world, particularly in Nigeria where pastors are bent on the rock star lifestyle.
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