Published May 21, 2015
Pope Francis is raffling off gifts he has received – including a Fiat car and a leather suitcase -- in an effort to raise money for the poor, with winners being announced Thursday.
The items that can be won also include a Homero Ortega Panama-style hat, an espresso coffee machine, watches and bicycles, ABC News reports.
Tickets for the raffle, which cost $12 each, are only available at the Vatican. Proceeds will go to charities to benefit the poor.
On the pope’s birthday, he received 400 sleeping bags with the seal of the Vatican sewed onto them. The sleeping bags were distributed to the needy in Rome, according to ABC News.