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Pope to Raffle Gifts He's Received, Raise Funds for Poor

Want a white Panama hat owned by the pope? Now is your chance to get it. Pope Francis is raffling off the Homero Ortega-brand hat, a new four-wheel-drive Fiat Panda, bicycles, an espresso coffee machine, watches and other objects he has received as gifts in order to raise money for the poor. A poster recently went up around the Vatican announcing the raffle of 13 objects as well as more than 30 unspecified "consolation prizes." In the past, most gifts given to popes have...

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