Pope Francis auctions $237,000 Lamborghini gift for charity

Pope Francis has put up for auction, a $237,000 personalised white supercar gifted him by Lamborghini to support charity.

The car was blessed by the pontiff, who bent to scrawl his signature on its bonnet before it was sent off to Sotheby’s auction house.

The wonder-on-wheels has gold stripes and gold-rimmed wing mirrors.

The money raised will go to four charitable projects, including one aimed at rebuilding the homes and churches of persecuted Christians in the Nineveh Plains in Iraq.

It will also help two organisations active in Africa aimed at supporting vulnerable women and children.

In 2014, he was given a Harley Davidson motorbike and jacket, both of which he auctioned off for charity.

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