Pope Francis Selling His Harley To Raise Money For Homeless

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Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidson bikers on June 16, 2013 before a mass for the day of "Evangelium Vitae" on Via della Conciliazione at the Vatican. (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidson bikers on June 16, 2013 before a mass for the day of “Evangelium Vitae” on Via della Conciliazione at the Vatican. (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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ROME (CBSDC) — The pope is selling his hog.

The National Catholic Register reports that Pope Francis is selling his Harley-Davidson motorcycle to raise money to help the homeless in Rome.

“It is a precious gift that has once again made us happy in feeling the closeness of our bishop to the poor of the Church of Rome,” Monsignor Enrico Feroci, director of Caritas Rome, said. “We are deeply grateful to Pope Francis for this.”

According to The Associated Press, Harley gave Francis two classic white Harleys for the Vatican police force in June when the manufacturer and tens of thousands of Harley owners celebrated the company’s 110th anniversary in Rome.

The pope even blessed hundreds of Harley owners during Mass.

The money from the Harley will go to a hostel and a soup kitchen.

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