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Father Jim Sichko pays it forward

Posted at 7:30 PM, Jan 08, 2022

Father Jim Sichko is paying it forward with help from Pope Francis. The missionary of mercy from central Kentucky visited the Vatican in December 2021. He gave the pope a basketball with a message from UK coach John Calipari and a 1995 bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon.

The pope did not keep the gifts so Father Jim auctioned them off for charity. The auction raised a total of $16,698. All of the money will be donated to tornado relief efforts in Mayfield.