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Pope’s Harley-Davidson for Caritas of Rome



October 12, 2013 - The Harley-Davidson motorcycle of Pope Francis will soon be up for grabs in a sale or auction, the proceeds of which will go to restructuring of two centres for the poor run by Caritas in Rome. “It’s a precious gift which has made us happy once again, made us feel the closeness of our Bishop to the poor of the Church of Rome. We are extremely grateful to Pope Francis for this,” said Msgr. Enrico Feroci, the director of the Caritas of Rome Diocese, of which the Pope is Bishop. He spoke at a press conference on Saturday to present the restructuring plan of the two centres. The Harley-Davidson was gifted to the Pope in June, when the famous US manufacturer held a massive rally of its bikers in Rome on the occasion of its 110th anniversary this year. On June 16, Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley Davidsons and their riders. Fr. Luigi Di Liegro of Caritas centre near Rome’s Terminus railway station said the money from the sale of the motorcycle will go to restructuring a soup kitchen and a home that serve some 1000 poor and suffering people daily. (Source: Vatican)




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