Head of Catholic, Pope Francis has received a Lamborghini sports car which is worth 180,000 euros as a gift.
Reports say the white painted, special edition Lamborghini Huracan perfectly matches the pope`s white cassock. Pope blessed the car outside the Cas Santa Marta, a guest house within Vatican where he resides.
The sad report is Pope Francis will not be seen cruising around in the car as he has pledged to auction it with the proceeds to go to three of the pontiff’s favoured charities.
They include a fund to rebuild homes and churches for Christians chased out of Iraq by Islamic State terrorists.
The rebuilding efforts will be focused on the Nineveh Plains, north-east of Mosul, where Christians were forced to flee years of fighting.
The aim is to allow Christians who were forced to leave the region “to 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.
The Pope’s blessing of the car is likely to ensure that it sells for far more than its original value. When he was given a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in 2013, it sold a year later at auction in Paris for $327,000, despite retailing for around $13,000.