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Father Jim Sichko pays it forward

Posted at 7:30 PM, Jan 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-08 19:30:49-05

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.