“An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis fetched $30,500 at auction on Tuesday, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay, the local auction house selling the item said,” Malena Castaldi reports for Reuters.

 
“It is not the first time Pope Francis, who has often criticized orthodox market economics for fostering inequality, has donated a personal belonging,” Castaldi reports. “Last year, a Harley-Davidson motorbike he had received as a gift fetched 241,500 euros ($257,681).”

 

Pope Francis' former Apple iPad

Pope Francis’ former Apple iPad

“‘May you do something good with it,’ Uruguayan priest Gonzalo Aemilius recalled being told by the Argentina-born pope when he handed over the iPad,” Castaldi reports. “The device carries the inscription ‘His Holiness Francisco. Servizio Internet Vatican, March 2013,’ and has a certificate signed by the Pope’s personal secretary, Fabian Pedacchio Leaniz.”

 
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