Pope Francis’ iPad sold in auction for $30,500 proceeds go to school for the poor in Uruguay

Do you think there are Apple fans out there who believe that there might be some divinity in the devices? Well for those willing to pay $30,500 for the iPad that went on auction recently because it was owned by Pope Francis, perhaps they do believe it. Castells, a Montevideo-based auction house had this famous iPad on auction recently and announced that the final bid that came in for at $30,500 was placed over the phone.

The story behind this bit of Papal tech is that it was gifted to a priest in Uruguay by Pope Francis and is complete with His Holiness’ label that says – His Holiness Francisco. Servizio Internet Vatican, March 2013 – and also comes with a Vatican certificate of authenticity signed by the Pope’s personal secretary, Fabian Pedacchio Leaniz.

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This gift found its way to a local school, Francisco de Paysandu high school, via a donation by the priest and was finally auctioned off to raise funds for the school. The Uruguayan priest, Gonzalo Aemilius, said that he remembers the Pontiff saying – “May you do something good with it,” when he presented him with the tablet. And “good” he did!

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Whoever said the iPad was a blessing was quite right, at least in this particular case.

[Via – Nbc-News]