Pope gets Lamborghini, auctions it to help the needy


PTI, 16-11-2017 15:41:29


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Pope gets Lamborghini, auctions it to help the needy

Vatican City (Rome): On Wednesday, Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini gifted a custom made papal edition Lamborghini Huracán to Pope Francis at the Vatican City here.

Pope Francis, who blessed the Huracán, will use the vehicle to help four charities, according to Vatican Radio. The Huracán, which has the papal white and gold colors, will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in London. Proceeds will be given to four charities in Pope Francis’ name.

However, the Vatican expects the special Lamborghini Huracán papal edition will fetch some good amount at the auction.

Proceeds will go to Aid to the Church in Need, the John XXIII Community, which focuses on the most marginalized and poor in society such as prostitutes, the elderly, and homeless. Two Italian charities that have projects in Africa —Gicam and Friends of Central Africa—will also receive some funds.


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