During his six years at the helm of the Holy See, Pope Francis became known for actions not so commonplace for the head of the Catholic Church.
So it should come as no surprise that his signature was also found on a custom made machine.
The original motorcycle was made in 2016, and it was a Harley-Davidson model, with a volume of 1,570 cubic meters, owned by one salon of an American company in Germany.
At the request of a group of “Jesuit bikers” from Austria (yes, you read that right), the motorcycle was arranged to end up as a donation to one of the Vatican missionary organizations.
It was named White Unique because of its white color, and the pinnacle is the crucifixion and signature of Pope Francis.
But how did Pope put his sign on to a motorcycle? The two-wheeler premiered on June 29 in German Wurzburg, then headed for the Vatican, where it was introduced to St. Peter’s Square on July 7, where Pope blessed him and put his signature on it.
On October 20, the bike was sold for £42,000 by auctioneers Bonhams, although had been expected to sell for between £50,000 and £100,000. All proceeds from the sale will go to charity.