Pope Francis receives a new Lamborghini Huracan as a gift on Wednesday but he plans to auction it off for charity.
The donated white-and-yellow Lamborghini Huracan which boasts of 610 metric horsepower , which normally sells for more than $200,000 (£151,860), was signed by the pope outside his Vatican residence and will be auctioned by Sotheby’s, with proceeds given to the pontiff to help the needy.
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 by ISIS militants.
The Lamborghini will also help fund an Italian association helping victims of human trafficking and prostitution rings, as well as two organisations active in Africa aimed at supporting vulnerable women and children.
Francis has shunned the papal limousines used by his predecessors in favour of a simple blue Ford Focus.