Pope Francis is raffling dozens of gifts he has been given during his short papacy, including a new Fiat 4×4, some bikes and a fancy coffee-maker, with the proceeds going to charity.
The Vatican City State administration put up posters around the district advertising the €10 per ticket raffle. Tickets are on sale at the Vatican post office, pharmacy and other venues open to the public. Winners will be announced on January 8.
Francis, known for his simplicity, has overhauled the Vatican’s finances to make them more efficient and to devote more money to charity. The raffle is part of that effort, making sure gifts for which Francis has no use are used to help the needy.