Saturday

Pope B-XVI's VW On Ebay

A few months before being elected the head of the Catholic church, the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger decided to sell his six-year-old Golf. His private secretary, Dr Josef Clemens, who had imported the vehicle from Germany to Rome in 1999, drove it back from Italy to his home town of Siegen. There, the bishop sold it to the local VW dealer, Jost Schneider.