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Pope Flat Offer

First it was his old VW Golf - now Pope Benedict XVI's flat has been put up for rent on eBay. But unlike the car that sold for 130,000 GBP - the three-bedroomed flat where Benedikt XVI lived for four years between 1959 and 1963 is not fetching a huge amount of interest after it was offered for rent in Germany. The flat at Wurzerstraße 9-11 in Bad Godesberg is currently to be seen on websites Immobilienscout 24 and Kalaydo for just under 1,000 GBP, and contains little in the way of luxury or opulence. The man who was to be Pope lived there while teaching theology at the nearby University of Bonn. Owner Zofia Ahrens said: "Yes it is true that Pope Benedikt XVI lived here. But despite that I haven't really had any more requests for this property than you might expect for property anywhere else with a less famous former tenant. At the time he was known simply as Joseph Ratzinger - as proved by the page from the old telephone directory attached to the advert.

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