Here is once-in-a-lifetime offering to meet Pope Francis. All you need is $25,000. IfOnly.com, which sells deluxe travel and adventure opportunities, celebrity encounters, fine culinary options with famous chefs, and all manner of dreamed-about experiences, with a portion of the proceeds going to nonprofits, is behind this vacation package where you can meet-and-greet with his Holiness and experience a true VIP treatment at the Vatican City. The occasion for the meeting,on August 31, is the Killerspin World UnPlugNPlay Festival at the Vatican.
Promotional materials feature a picture of “the world leader and humanitarian” holding a Killerspin pingpong paddle. The participation of the pope is said to be a reflection of his “interest in ‘unplugging’ from technology in order to better connect with family, friends and colleagues.”
In addition to the meeting with Pope Frances, this special offering also includes a private tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, cocktails and dinner at the Connect21 Ping Pong Diplomacy Event, and a three-day stay at the luxurious seaside Forte Village Resort in Sardinia after attending the festival.
For a lesser amount, $7,500, two buyers get a private Vatican tour and two tickets for the gala dinner “hosted by the pope.”