A LAMBORGHINI Hurricane given to Pope Francis on Wednesday, November 15 won’t be around when he visits Panama for World Youth Day in early 2019.
It is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in aid of charities. The luxury sports car maker delivered a special edition of the elegant car, white and with details in yellow gold, to the Argentinian pontiff at his residence in the Vatican. Francisco, renowned for his frugal lifestyle, hastened to bless the vehicle, he will never drive.
Part of the funds raised at the auction will go to the reconstruction of the Christian communities of Iraq devastated by the extremist Islamic State (ISIS).
The goal is to allow displaced Christians “to finally return to their roots and recover their dignity, “said the Vatican.
The minimum price of the Hurricane, which reached the market in 2014, is usually around 183,000 euros ($217,000) but it is expected to go for more at the auction.