The Pope Is Donating His Brand New Lambo To Support ISIS Victims

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Greed is the third of the seven deadly sins, so it’s no surprise that Pope Francis will not be driving the gold and white Lamborghini Huracán that the luxury car manufacturer donated to the Vatican on Wednesday.

The Pope decided to auction off the sports car to benefit Christians persecuted by ISIS in Iraq, according to Vatican Radio.

The proceeds from the auction will go to four charities, including Aid to the Church in Need, whose mission is to support “the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed, or in pastoral need.”

Two other recipient charities — Nineveh Plains Reconstruction Project and John XXIII Community — focus specifically on women victimized by the Islamic group.

Since the Holy See’s announcement, the Pope has blessed the sports car and signed the hood during a ceremony in the Vatican. The Huracán’s base price typically starts around 183,000 euros, but the vehicle will surely get bid up to a higher price.

The Pope does have a history of auctioning motor vehicles for charity, Newsweek reports. His track record includes a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sold to support a homeless shelter in Rome and Volkswagen Golf cars used by the pope, which benefited Syrian refugees.