Pope Francis' Fiat up for auction, proceeds to benefit charity

Pope Francis' Fiat up for auction
Pope Francis' Fiat up for auction

The car that was used by Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S. last September could now be yours—through an auction.

Charitybuzz and the Archdiocese of New York have teamed up to auction one of the 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchbacks provided by Chrysler. The net proceeds of the auction will benefit Catholic schools, charities, and relief services.

The car is currently available to bid on the auction site Charitybuzz until 3 pm ET on Mar 31. The bids started at $10,500 last Thursday for the acting pope-mobile and the current highest bid is $46,000.

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According to Charitybuzz, the car has an estimated value of $82,000. A regular 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback starts at $18,700, according to the company's website.

The winner of the auction will also be given the opportunity to meet with Cardinal Timothy Dolan at St. Patrick's Cathedral or the Archdiocese of New York to bless the car, according to the site. The winner will also receive a verification letter in which the Secret Service confirms that the Holy Father used the car.

Most recently, the Fiat was driven in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City on Mar 17.