The Fiat 500L – one of two cars used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia last September – was publicly sold at auction Friday night, Jan. 30 at the Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In bidding that lasted 11 minutes among 19 in-person and remote auction bidders, the car was secured by Michael Chapman of Chapman Ford with a winning bid of $82,000. The proceeds will benefit Catholic ministries. Read more about it here.
Earlier in the day, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families and the Philadelphia Auto Show hosted students from the four archdiocesan schools of special education for an exclusive tour of the show, including a stop to see one of the two Fiats used by the pope. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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