Fiat Popemobiles to be auctioned for charity
A Fiat 500L used by Pope Francis during his visit to the United States last year is being auctioned for charity.
A second FIat 500L used by the Pope during his American tour will be on display during the Philadelphia Auto Show at the end of this month, and is also likely to be auctioned to raise funds for charity.
The Fiats were made available by Fiat Chrysler US for the Pope's use while in Philadelphia.
“I’m deeply grateful to FIAT Chrysler for its generosity in giving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the two FIATS used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia on September 26-27, 2015,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.
“When we learned that these vehicles would be given to us, we wanted to find some way for the public to see them and answer Pope Francis’ call to love and care for the poor.
"Our partnership with the Philadelphia Auto Show provides us with the wonderful opportunity to share these vehicles with the community while also connecting with a highly engaged audience for the great benefit of society’s most vulnerable and marginalized members,” he said.