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To raise money for poor, Pope Francis raffling Fiat, bikes, coffee machine

Nov 21, 2014    

Vatican City: Pope Francis is raffling off dozens of gifts he's been given during his short papacy, including a new Fiat 4x4, some bikes and a fancy coffee maker, with the proceeds going to charity.The Vatican City State administration this week put up posters around the Vatican advertising the 10 euro ($13) per ticket raffle. Tickets are on sale at the Vatican post office, pharmacy and other venues open to the public. Winners will be announced on 8 January.Francis, known for his simplicity, has overhauled the Vatican's finances to make them more efficient and to devote more money to charity.T...

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