Holy roller: Pope to auction personalised Lamborghini Huracan for charity

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So it turns out even the Pope can appreciate a sweet ride.

Pope Francis was the lucky recipient of a brand new Lamborghini Huracan this week - gifted to him by the Italian supercar maker, who even went to the trouble of personalising it with a special Vatican colour scheme of white and gold.

But being the Pontiff comes with higher responsibilities than accumulating a dream garage, so you won't be seeing him cruising around Rome in it any time soon.

Instead, the car which normally sells for more than $200,000, will be auctioned off by Sotheby's to raise money for charity.

According to Vatican officials, the proceeds will go towards helping sex trafficking victims, development projects in Africa and helping Christians rebuild homes and churches destroyed by ISIS in Nineveh Plains in Iraq.

Papal-owned items can go for big money in auctions: according to CNN a Pope-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycle sold for $284,000 in 2014 - more than 10 times it's sale price, while an iPad once owned by Pope Francis went for a whopping $30,500, which is even more than the Apple retail price.

Pope Francis signs the car ahead of the auction

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