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The custom Lamborghini Huracán given to Pope Francis to be sold for charity will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in Monaco on May 12.
The car is being offered without reserve and the proceeds of the sale will be given to the Pope, who has been driven in a wide variety of “Popemobiles” – a Mercedes M-Class, Opel Ampera-e and a Fiat 500L. The money will then be disbursed to a number of good causes.
One of the beneficiaries will be the Pope John XXIII Community, which is dedicated to helping women who are victims of trafficking and other abuses. Amici per il Centrafrica – Friends of Central Africa – will also benefit.
The car is painted in Vatican colours. The auctioneers have not said how much they expect the car to bring at auction.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.
Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Prince's Palace Library, and Colonel Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force, have been distinguished by the French High Authorities.