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Pope Francis blesses the faithful during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on April 15, 2015.
Pope Francis blesses the faithful during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on April 15, 2015. Vincenzo Pinto—AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis' Old iPad Sold for $30,500 at Auction

Apr 15, 2015

:: HOY :: subastamos el Ipad del Papa Francisco a las 14 hs. ¡¡Te esperamos en Galicia 1069!!

Posted by Castells on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

An iPad that once belonged to Pope Francis sold for $30,500 at an auction benefiting a school in Uruguay on Tuesday.

Despite the steep going price, school officials said they repeatedly failed to sell the Apple device through famed auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's before turning to local house Castells, NBC News reports.

The iPad is inscribed with the message "His Holiness Francisco. Servizio Internet Vatican, March 2013" and includes a certificate signed by Fabian Pedacchio Leaniz, the Pope's secretary.

Uruguayan priest Gonzalo Aemilius, who donated the iPad to the Francisco de Paysandu high school, said that Pope Francis told him, "May you do something good with it," when he handed it over.

[NBC News]

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