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Ring, cross given away by Paul VI to be auctioned on eBay

Catholic World News - April 12, 2011

Alan Perry, a North Carolina jeweler, has announced that he will auction on eBay a ring and cross once owned by Pope Paul VI.

The Pontiff donated the ring and cross while visiting the UN in 1965 in the hopes that the proceeds would help the poor. After Chicago jeweler Harry Levinson purchased the items for $64,000, the money was distributed to four UN agencies.

Following ownership by motorcyclist Evel Knievel, the ring and cross were purchased by the late husband of the North Carolina widow who has retained Perry to sell the items.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Apr. 13, 2011 12:28 PM ET USA

    What an innocent time it was, for the Pope to entrust help for the poor to the UN.

  • Posted by: New Sister - Apr. 12, 2011 10:19 AM ET USA

    little chance the UN will use the revenue to condemn and fight Human Rights violations against Christians... much less even recognize them.

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