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Pope's cars to be auctioned; proceeds for Syrian refugees

September 27, 2016

The cars used by Pope Francis during his July visit to Poland are being auctioned off, with the proceeds to be used to support a clinic in Lebanon that treats Syrian refugees.

During his stay in Poland, the Pope used three different cars, each a blue Volkswagen Golf. All three are now available to bidders. The cars come with certificates indicating when and where they were used by the Pontiff. The license plates, too, attest to their lineage: KI Pope, K2 Pope, and K3 Pope.

The Polish arm of Caritas, the international Catholic charity, is conducting the auction, which will remain open until October 9. In the early bidding, the vehicle generating the most interest is the car that the Pope used when he visited the shrine of the Black Madonna at Czestochowa.

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