Pope Francis is Raffling Off a Fiat Panda

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When you’re the Pope, a lot of people swing by with gifts. Cookies, a bag of oranges, cigars. What are you supposed to do with all this stuff? Pope Francis decided to raffle it off, in order to aid the poor. For about $12, you can buy a ticket that might win you a brand new Fiat Panda 4×4.

The Pope’s raffle ends this Thursday and includes 13 items including a new Fiat Panda 4×4 that was given to the Pope recently.


Along with other items, winners can receive the Pope’s espresso machine, a panama hat, a watch or a bicycle.

The raffle is intended to aid the poor — an initiative that Pope Francis has relentlessly pursued. Last year, the Pontiff received 400 sleeping bags with the papal seal on his birthday, which were distributed to the homeless in Rome.

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In February of 2014, Pope Francis’s Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide — a gift from Willie G. Davidson, the grandson of the motorcycle manufacturer’s founder — was auctioned for $327,000 at a Paris auction. The leather jacket that came with the bike went for another $77,000.

Craig Fitzgerald

Craig Fitzgerald

Writer, editor, lousy guitar player, dad. Content Marketing and Publication Manager at BestRide.com.