From an article in the San Francisco Chronicle we find an interesting opportunity through an organisation called Ifonly.com: a chance to buy time with the man in the Chair of Peter, the very Vicar of Christ on Earth.
For a contribution of $25,000 this is what you have a very special event to attend.
Held in Vatican City, the Killerspin World UnPlugNPlay Festival welcomes Pope Francis for a spectacular few days of tournament and technology talks — and you’re invited. IfOnly has partnered with Killerspin to offer a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Pope Francis. This extraordinary event is the result of the Pope’s interest in “unplugging” from technology in order to better connect with family, friends, and colleagues. A meeting with Pope Francis will undoubtedly be the defining point of this trip and an unforgettable memory. Several other delightful features will cap off this remarkable package. In addition to meeting the world leader and humanitarian, this package includes several gatherings, including the Connect21 Ping Pong Diplomacy Cocktail Reception and gala dinner. The Pope has been invited to open the panel with the topic of the night on the impact of technology and human connections.
IfOnly and Killerspin invite you and a guest to Vatican City, where some of the world’s greatest minds will join Pope Francis for a few days of enlightening conversation and charitable dinners. Kick off your incredible experience with a tour of one of Western Civilization’s crowning artistic achievements: the Sistine Chapel. Your package also comes with two seats at the Vice Chairman’s table for the Connect21 Ping Pong Diplomacy Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner, where the Pope has been invited to open a discussion panel on the impact of technology on humanity. You will also receive a Killerspin Revolution SVR Bianco table tennis pack with a full set of World UnPlugNPlay Day racquets. In keeping with Pope Francis’ lifelong dedication to public welfare, this experience will benefit Best Buddies, a nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.