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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 04:54 PM

Pope Francis Selling His Harley To Raise Money For Homeless

"ROME (CBSDC) — The pope is selling his hog.

The National Catholic Register reports that Pope Francis is selling his Harley-Davidson motorcycle to raise money to help the homeless in Rome.

“It is a precious gift that has once again made us happy in feeling the closeness of our bishop to the poor of the Church of Rome,” Monsignor Enrico Feroci, director of Caritas Rome, said. “We are deeply grateful to Pope Francis for this.”"

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http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/10/18/pope-francis-selling-his-harley-to-raise-money-for-homeless/
First heard this on Conan O'Brien, but turns out to be true.






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Reply Pope Francis Selling His Harley To Raise Money For Homeless (Original post)
FSogol Oct 2013 OP
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2013 #1
FSogol Oct 2013 #2
Blue Owl Oct 2013 #10
kentauros Oct 2013 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2013 #3
pscot Oct 2013 #4
xfundy Oct 2013 #5
Kelvin Mace Oct 2013 #7
kentauros Oct 2013 #18
lumberjack_jeff Oct 2013 #19
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2013 #15
Shivering Jemmy Oct 2013 #22
CJCRANE Oct 2013 #6
pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #9
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2013 #11
JimboBillyBubbaBob Oct 2013 #8
Ohio Joe Oct 2013 #13
Motown_Johnny Oct 2013 #14
AzDar Oct 2013 #16
lumberjack_jeff Oct 2013 #17
Fumesucker Oct 2013 #21
Fumesucker Oct 2013 #20

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 04:58 PM

1. The Pope has a Harley?

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 04:59 PM

2. Two of them!

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:14 PM

10. No Hogwash!

n/t

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:17 PM

12. Yeah, and there's a photo somewhere of him blessing

a whole crowd of Harley enthusiasts and their bikes.

Okay, found it and the article. Plus, there are many other images out there of him blessing Harley riders and their bikes

Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidson bikes and riders at Sunday Mass

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:03 PM

3. He'll probably get more for it than it's worth.

Someone will pay extra for the novelty of owning a popecycle.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:05 PM

4. That's gotta be a first.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:11 PM

5. Oh, please.

Why doesn't he direct his church to sell off some of their vast art and real estate holdings to actually accomplish something?

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Response to xfundy (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:13 PM

7. Agreed!

 

But a Pope riding a Harley is a pretty cool image.

Then I can see a whole gang of nuns riding Harleys.

Hell, there's a Tarrantino move in there somewhere.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:20 PM

18. I would expect that there's already a Roger Corman movie along those lines!

Psychotronic film catalogs and magazines, such as Film Threat and Incredibly Strange Films would be good sources for researching that

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:21 PM

19. Whereever there is sin...

 

?1370380080

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Response to xfundy (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:18 PM

15. He could, but it does mean something that he is parting with a personal item. That's

more of a personal sacrifice than selling off vague holdings that really don't impact him emotionally.

So the best answer would be to do both, one for the personal sacrifice and the other for the larger volume of funds it would raise.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 06:15 PM

22. They aren't his to do that

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:11 PM

6. Does the Pope Ride a Harley?

Is Harley Davidson a Catholic?

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:14 PM

9. Will the Pope have to skip Sturgis next year?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:15 PM

11. Not if he can find a nun willing to ride topless behind him!

 

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:13 PM

8. Cool,

we have Pope Harley the 1st!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:17 PM

13. The media sure as shit wants everyone to love this pope...

I don't see him changing any of the catholic church policies though... They are still the same hateful group they have been forever and I'm not buying any of this 'oh what a great guy to have a beer with' bullshit that keeps getting shoveled out.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:18 PM

14. They should sell raffle tickets worldwide

 

Even at a buck a ticket, you could easily make millions since so many people would want a shot at winning the Pope's bike.

The ticket itself would be a keepsake.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:19 PM

16. I loathe organized religion...but I am seriously loving this new Popester.

 

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:19 PM

17. Blessed or not, I'm sure it still leaves an oil-stain where it parks. n/t

 

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:34 PM

21. Yea verily, the Blessed Harley doth anointeth the asphaltum n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:33 PM

20. Lends a whole new meaning to the name Hell's Angels

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