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2018-05-14 17:37

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A Lamborghini Huracán, donated to Pope Francis in 2017, has been sold at an auction in Monte Carlo for €715 000 in May.

The Lamborghini Huracán RWD was produced by the automaker's customisation department “Ad Personam”. The special edition model pays tribute to the colors of the Vatican City flag, painted in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino featuring on the Huracán’s silhouette.

All proceeds received during the auction will be donated to the Pope, who will allocate them accordingly to diverse projects:

1. The reconstruction of the Nineveh Plain under the patronage of the Pontifical Foundation “Aiuto alla Chiesa che Soffre” (Aid to the Church in Need). The project aims to ensure the return of the Christian community to the Nineveh Plain in Iraq by rebuilding their homes, public edifices and places of worship.

2. The Pope John XXIII Community, which is dedicated to helping women who are victims of trafficking and other abuses on the tenth anniversary of the passing of Father Oreste Benzi and the 50th anniversary (in 2018) of the founding of the community, “Progetto Casa Papa Francesco” (Pope Francis House Project).

3. Two Italian associations that carry out activities mainly in Africa: GICAM, headed by Dr. Marco Lanzetta, and “Amici per il Centrafrica” (Friends for Central Africa), have worked for many years in the region on initiatives dedicated primarily to aiding women and children in need.


 

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