Pope Francis to auction his Harley Davidson to raise money for hostel for homeless
In June this year, while speaking to a group of trainee priests and nuns, Pope Francis, shunned the use of fast cars and bikes and said it hurt his heart to see members of the Holy Order sporting the latest of supercars.
The Pope is selling off this Harley in a bid to collect funds for a hostel for the homeless, reports The Telegraph. Pope Francis has no attraction for luxuries preferring to shun the Mercedes Popemobile used by his predecessors which boasts of a pristine white leather chair and gold trims. He instead conducted recent visits to Lampedusa and Brazil in a Fiat showing his distaste for all forms of lavishness.
The money received from the auctioned Harley will go towards raising money for refurbishment of the hostel while a part of the proceeds will be donated to soup kitchen run by Charity Caritas near Termini Station in Rome.