Skip to comments.The Pope Is Selling His Harley. Yep, He’s Got a Harley
Posted on 01/14/2014 4:39:12 PM PST by Jean S
Pope Francis is selling his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The pope, known for riding through Buenos Aires on a bus and taking to the streets of Rome in a modest Ford Focus, plans to see the chopper auctioned off next month with the proceeds going to charity, according to the auction house.
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Are you joking? Why do you say that? I don’t know how to drive any sort of stick shift, otherwise, I may want a motorcycle too, maybe take some classes. I thought motorcycles and hot rods crossed party lines. Too bad the Flying Nun didn’t think of this back in Sally Field’s day.
Why does this Pope, or any Pope for that matter, need a Harley?
These are ceremonial/publicity gifts, he doesn’t actually use a Harley.
I think the company gave two of them to him or his office.
I wonder how much it will bring... More than I can afford I bet.
He should put it on eBay. He would probably get more.
It’ get more if he RODE it.
All my kids (3 daughters) took their road test on a stick and passed. It’s a skill you’ll never forget. Get someone to teach you, you’ll never regret ti.
maybe he will use it to replace the Popemobile?
why not? it would get him out with the masses
If he went to Sturges on it, he’d get a whole new audience.
“It get more if he RODE it.”
I bet it will be the highest price ever for a motorcycle. > $1,000,000.
As a fan of old school classic British iron, I’d be surprised if that was the highest price ever paid for a bike. If you had one of TE Lawrence’s Brough SS-100s up for sale, that’d be lowballing it. :-)
Actually, that'd be good. If Paul Reubens in his Pee Wee Herman persona can do it, why not the Pope? They're used to surprises by now.
How about advocating lower taxes, more capitalism and therefore more jobs?
Yes. He does seem to like outreach
I’d rather have Liddy’s bikes:
The 1,585 cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide was presented to the pope as a gift from the motorcycle company in June 2013.
Someone gave it to him. He has no use for it. So he sells it. I think he should ride it.
Here's a Free Enterpriser with interesting comments on this accusation of papal "socialism":
"We cannot respond with truth to the challenge of eradicating exclusion and poverty if the poor continue to be objects, targets of the action of the state and other organizations in a paternalistic and aid-based sense, instead of subjects, where the state and society create social conditions that promote and safeguard their rights and allow them to be builders of their own destiny." -- Abp Bergoglio, 2009
And hre's a choice assessment of Pope Francis from the actual Catholic Left (and ex-Catholic but still-Left), Andrew O'Hehir and Matthew Fox --- courtesy of the hyper-liberal Salon:
"As Fox and many other Catholic and ex-Catholic dissidents see it, Vatican II marked the moment when the church had the chance to reinvent itself as a flexible moral and spiritual force in a rapidly changing world. Indeed, it briefly seemed to do just that and its important to understand that Bergoglio, like Joseph Ratzinger and Karol Wojtyla before him, was part of the right-wing counterrevolution within the church that aggressively rolled back those changes, crushed dissident thought and reasserted the absolute power of the pope and his hierarchy.
"Pope Francis is a longtime ally of Communion and Liberation, a fiercely conservative Catholic organization that insists on total fidelity and communion with the church leadership and is devoted, among other things, to battling European socialism and Latin American liberation theology. In Italian politics, CL has been closely tied to the party of Silvio Berlusconi, and its founder was an intimate friend of Cardinal Ratzinger before he became Benedict XVI."
That explains it - a fall on the head.