Pope’s Car At Auction
With the purpose of aiding a charity, Pope Benedict XVI’s Volkswagen Golf is up for auction again, which he owned during his days as a cardinal in Germany.
Earlier, in 2005, it was sold to an online casino, Golden Palace, for £90,000 by a German student, Benjamin Halbe, who himself bought it for £6,500. Halbe donated a portion of profit to a charity.
The online casino from US used this car for promotional purposes only. Now, they are looking to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, a British charity, through this auction.
In 1999, this car was bought from a car dealer in Siegen by Pope’s private secretary. Later on, in 2004, it was sold back to the dealer.