Pope Francis Gets Personalized Lamborghini


The pontiff plans to auction his new Lamborghini Huracan - painted especially for him in papal gold and white - to raise money for charity.

The pope blessed the auto outside of the Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives.

Pope Francis may have been given a Lamborghini, but he won't be driving it, reported The Local - Italy.

The special-edition sports auto is expected to sell for significantly more than its Italian retail price of around €200,000. He also signed the car's hood. Proceeds from that sale went to benefit a homeless shelter and soup kitchen near Rome's Termini train station.

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The pope, who blessed the flashy auto, has chosen three charities that will benefit from the auction, including one geared towards the restoration of Christian communities in Iraq that were destroyed by the Islamic State terror group.

Some of the funds raised from the auction will go to rebuilding homes, churches and public buildings in Iraq's Nineveh Plains that were devastated during three years of fighting by the Islamic State group.

But its speed was not enough to convince the Pontiff to abandon his Popemobile, a custom-designed vehicle equipped with a 360-degree viewing box and a throne embroidered with the Pontiff's coat of arms.

It is not the first time the Argentine has received a high-speed gift: in 2014 he was given a Harley Davidson motorbike and jacket, both of which he auctioned off for charity.