Pope Francis auctions $237000 Lamborghini gift for charity

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis was presented with the keys to a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan on Wednesday by officials from the luxury vehicle maker.

Pope Francis has just got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini, but he won't be taking it for a holy spin anytime soon.

Sporting the papal colors - white with yellow-gold detailing - the Lamborghini Huracan's base price usually start at 183,000 euros but the specially-made papal auto should bring far more at auction.

He blessed it, signed its hood, and promptly handed it over to Sotheby's, which will auction off the Huracan on his behalf.

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Base prices for the Huracan, introduced in 2014, usually start at around 183,000 euros.

The special-edition sports auto is expected to sell for significantly more than its Italian retail price of around €200,000. As pope, he uses a blue Ford Focus inside the Vatican walls, and he has made a statement on all his foreign trips by shunning fancy, bullet-proof SUVs and opting instead for modest Fiats or KIAs.

Francis got around his native Buenos Aires on public transport and has long railed against people who buy the latest model cars or cellphones. The proceeds, the Vatican said, will be given to the pope, who already has chosen to fund three projects: the resettlement of Christians in Iraq's Ninevah Plain; support for women rescued from human trafficking and forced prostitution; and assistance to the suffering in Africa.

They include a fund to rebuild homes and churches for Christians chased out of Iraq by Islamic State terrorists.

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