The Pope is Selling His Harley-Davidson

The world's unlikeliest biker will give proceeds from auction of motorcycle to charity

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L'Osservatore Romano / AP

Pope Francis receives a leather jacket from Harley Davidson Motor Company senior vice-president Mark Hans-Richer, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley Davidson motorcycle and will donate the proceeds to a charity that feeds the hungry in Rome.

The pope was given the motorcycle by the Milwaukee-based manufacturer in June on the storied bike maker’s 110th anniversary, Reuters reports.

With “Francesco” signed on the gas tank, the 1,585 cc Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide could catch a pretty price when it goes on the auction block in Paris on February 6.

Even without Francis’ signature, the bike is worth an estimated $16,400 to $20,500. The pontiff’s leather Harley Davidson jacket will go up for auction after the motorcycle. All proceeds will go to the Catholic charity Caritas Roma.

Reports suggest the motorcycle will be auctioned with very few if any miles on the engine.

[Reuters]

74 comments
GodsLeftEar
GodsLeftEar

:p a bit of a rant haha


I'm against religion, but all for belief, all people should believe whatever they want, but that fact that he's the Pope, I'd sort have expected he would've put the money towards an organization that feeds and clothes children world wide...not only Rome.


There are starving and homeless people all over the world...


My main point is that I've no issue with the money only going to Rome, so why don't countries solve their own problems before trying to fix others, America has many unemployed, homeless, poor etc yet there are still so many organizations that are using donated funds mainly for international programs, and although I'm Anti-American to a degree(far too many ignorant people) , America has sent more relief money than any country in the world, and even many of us criticize their country constantly, they have most certainly done far more good than bad

John Navarro
John Navarro

i heard he belong to heaven's angles>>but don't quote me on this ..kidd god js kidd...

Zuandoem Santos
Zuandoem Santos

esse sim....é POP.....rsrsrs uma Harley 1500, não é pra qualquer um......

John Navarro
John Navarro

gee this pope never stop to amaze me ..thank heaven..

Starr Dust
Starr Dust

I thought it was a joke at first... wonder what he wears??? I'm picturing him cruisin' down the road in his robe ;)

Jonathan Bazick
Jonathan Bazick

Riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun. The Pope has a right to have fun too. It's neat that the Pope is doing this. I respect him highly.

Frederick Bravo
Frederick Bravo

This guy! This guy is alright. we need more giving people and less takers in the world. If everyone gives then nobody will have nothing! :)

Bupkin's Mum
Bupkin's Mum

But the good news is he is keeping the Kawasaki and the Norton

Anne McCabe
Anne McCabe

Nah. He should keep it for his retirement.

Carol Gronli
Carol Gronli

When I first saw the headline I thought it was from The Onion...

Dee Lersch
Dee Lersch

Yes!!! What an idea!!! This Vicar of Christ just gets better and better!!

Dee Lersch
Dee Lersch

Everything Jesus ever said about homosexuality: "________________________"

Malachi Fulfillment
Malachi Fulfillment

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Pamela Lynn Laning
Pamela Lynn Laning

Never thought I'd use the word "COOL" to describe his Holiness! No wonder so many are drawn to this man.

Malachi Fulfillment
Malachi Fulfillment

Thus said the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL: I the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL Creator of heaven and earth will destroy your idols and sacred pillars in your midst; no more shall you bow down to the work of your hands. I the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL will tear down the sacred posts in your midst and destroy your cities. In anger and wrath will I the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL wreak retribution on the nations that have not obeyed Me, declares the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL. (Micah 5:12-14) Indeed, all the earth is Mine, declares the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL. (SHEMOT 19:5) Hallelujah! Praise our HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL now, forever and ever. Hallelujah!

Bryan Mercier
Bryan Mercier

Wonder if he can pope a wheelie for extra funds?

Wendy Hill
Wendy Hill

He didn't sell it, he just replaced it.

Monica Laursen
Monica Laursen

Maybe I am asking for too much but he will win me totally the day he recognizes the right of homosexuals

Emile Khorsai
Emile Khorsai

I hope at least he took a quick ride inside the Vatican, some fun can't be denied to anyone! :D

Malachi Fulfillment
Malachi Fulfillment

Wicked people, my LORD GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL has something strong and mighty, like a storm of hail, a shower of pestilence, something like a storm of massive, torrential rain shall be hurled with force to the ground, declares the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL. (Isaiah 28:2) Thus said the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL: Horror comes, and they shall seek safety, but there shall be none. Calamity shall follow calamity, and rumor shall follow rumor. Then they shall seek vision from the false prophet in vain; instruction shall perish from the wicked priest and counsel from the wicked elders, declares the HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL. (Ezekiel 7:25-26)

MatthewThompson
MatthewThompson

So basically you're making a story about the Pope raising money for a local charity about how America gives the most money to other countries so they should give money to America.

Charity is a selfless act in which you do not want anything in return, otherwise it just becomes another form of debt.

In the end of the day it doesn't matter what chairity it goes to as long as it is helping someone less fortunate.

Nice one.....

somethingGreen
somethingGreen

He might be well meaning in everything he does, but this pope is essentially a PR agent. I don't think much about the church has changed for the better - just peoples perceptions of the pope.