Pope's iPad fetches $30,500 at auction

An iPad that belonged to Pope Francis in Montevideo, on March 25, 2015
An iPad that belonged to Pope Francis in Montevideo, on March 25, 2015

An iPad that belonged to Argentina-born Pope Francis went under the hammer for $30,500 on Tuesday, auctioneers in Uruguay said.

Montevideo-based auction house Castells said the winning bid was placed by .

Local media threw a spotlight on the iPad last year.

The pope gave it—complete with its His Holiness Francis label and a Vatican certificate of authenticity—to an Uruguayan priest as a gift.

It ended up being donated to a local school by the priest, before being auctioned off to raise money.


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