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For Sale by Owner: The Pope’s Philly Fiat

Holy Roller, Batman! The Archdiocese is auctioning off another car from Pope Francis’s visit to Philly.

Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia/J. DiGidjunis.

With the proceeds directly benefitting its 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is now accepting bids for the second of two Fiat 500L Lounge Hatchbacks that shuttled Pope Francis around town during his historic visit to Philly in 2015.

“When we learned that these vehicles would be given to us, we wanted to use them in a manner consistent with Pope Francis’s call to love and care for the poor,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. “Our partnership with Charitybuzz provides an excellent opportunity to benefit society’s most vulnerable and marginalized members.”

Those with deep enough pockets can get in on the auction action here. The four-door sedan is tricked out with U.S. Secret Service modifications and has only 458 miles on it. The Fiat is valued at $75,000, so all of you old ladies in the front pew every morning might need to take up a collection between you. Right now the bidding sits below the reserve price at $23,500.

The first of Pope Francis’s Philly Fiats sold for $82,000 to the late owner of Chapman Auto Dealers. (If you watch local television, you likely know their ads.)