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The Pope is selling his Harley-Davidson motorcycle

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JANUARY 06: Pope Francis attends a solemn mass to commemorate the Feast of the Epiphany at the St. Peter's Basilica on January 6, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Epiphany marks the coming of the three Magi who paid homage to the Christ Child born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) Image by Getty Images

The Pope is selling his Harley-Davidson motorcycle

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 15, 2014

Forget the Popemobile, the newest Pontiff has a much cooler ride.

Pope Francis is selling his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which he received as a gift from the motorcycle manufacturer last June, ABC News reports. He “plans to see the chopper auctioned off next month with the proceeds going to charity,” according to the auction house Bonhams.
The bike, valued at between about $17,000 and $20,000, is a 1,585 cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide.
“The pope signed the gas tank of the bike ‘Francesco,’ the Italian form of his papal name,” ABC reports.
The auction will take place Feb. 6. Proceeds will go to the Catholic charity Caritas Roma, which plans to use the money to restore a soup kitchen and shelter, ABC reports, citing the auction house as the source.
“Funds raised by the sale will go towards the renovation of the charity’s Don Luigi di Liegro hostel and soup kitchen based at Rome’s Termini railway station,” Bonhams said in a statement.
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Scripps Media.