Meet the Man Who Bought the Popemobile for $300K

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- No, this isn't an April Fools' Day joke.

A used Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback, once occupied by Pope Francis himself during his visit to the United States, just sold for $300,000. The Fiat in question has a starting price of $24,695.

The new owner, Jewish businessman and philanthropist Miles Nadal, bought the Popemobile during an auction hosted by Charitybuzz, a site that works with celebrities, CEOs and other luminaries to benefit those in need.

"I've followed Charitybuzz for a long time and have had unbelievable experiences with them," Nadal told ABC News.

Nadal, who built MDC Partners, one of the world's top ad agencies, is a renowned car collector. The businessman has a world class collection of more than 130 cars and motorcycles, and says he is always looking to add to the collection.

"I look for iconic, one-of-a-kind cars and thought this would be a cool conversation piece to have," Nadal said of the Popemobile.

Nadal says the added benefit here is that the money will be going to Catholic schools and charities, including Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, according to Charitybuzz.

"As a Jew, I thought it was a unique opportunity to support Catholic charities and children," Nadal said of the purchase. "It was a chance to make a substantial difference."

What's more, Nadal will have the opportunity to meet with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who will bless the car.

"I'm really looking forward to it," Nadal said of the upcoming visit. "It will be a unique experience."

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Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombingSeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Officials broke ground in Boston Wednesday for a new park dedicated to Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Martin was 8 years old when he killed on April 15, 2013, as he watched the marathon from near the finish line with his family. His mother was gravely injured, and his sister, who was 7 at the time,
lost a leg.

Photos from Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking show children in hard hats using shovels to dig dirt. Martin's Park, located next to the Boston Children's Museum at the Smith Family Waterfront,
is expected to open in the fall of 2018, according to a press release from the office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

"This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids," Baker wrote on Twitter.

#MartinRichard lost his life to terror. This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids. pic.twitter.com/lYUTMyZNxV

— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) August 16, 2017

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wrote on Twitter that the park will remind its visitors of "hope, compassion & love."

"Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park," Walsh wrote.

This park reminds us of hope, compassion & love a young boy taught us all. Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park. pic.twitter.com/w6Plokx6D7

— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) August 16, 2017

Both Baker and Walsh spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as Martin's family.

Martin's sister, Jane Richard, said she knows that her brother is happy that the community is coming together.

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