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Pope sued for not wearing seat belt
The Local ^ | 26 Nov 11 10:01 CET

Posted on 11/26/2011 7:04:35 PM PST by Olog-hai

A man from Dortmund has filed a complaint against Pope Benedict XVI for not wearing a seat belt in his "Popemobile" during his last trip to Germany.

Johannes Christian Sundermann, a lawyer from Unna in North Rhine Westphalia, filed a legal complaint against the German-born pope formerly known as Joseph Ratzinger for not wearing his seat belt on several occasions “for more than one hour at a time,” according to a report in the Westfälischen Rundschau newspaper. …

The lawyer, a member of the socialist Left party, took on the case after several other attorneys rejected it. Both Sundermann and his client are no longer members of the Catholic Church. …

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To: Olog-hai

Has any POTUS worn a seatbelt in “The Beast?” I really doubt it.


21 posted on 11/26/2011 7:45:06 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Olog-hai

Pope Benedict should countersue him for being an a-hole. Would make just as much sense.


22 posted on 11/26/2011 7:57:38 PM PST by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: Olog-hai; All

I wonder if the ‘Bears in the woods’ care to comment?


23 posted on 11/26/2011 8:13:57 PM PST by bobby.223
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Can’t the Pope issue a Papal dispensation which exempts him from wearing seatbelts on Sundays, Holy Days, and when traveling in Germany?

LOL

24 posted on 11/26/2011 8:36:11 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Olog-hai

What a petty man


25 posted on 11/26/2011 8:41:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anywaqq)
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To: Olog-hai

What a petty man


26 posted on 11/26/2011 8:41:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anywaqq)
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To: Olog-hai
and his standing would be...???
27 posted on 11/26/2011 8:53:07 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Olog-hai
A man from Dortmund has filed a complaint against Pope Benedict XVI for not wearing a seat belt in his "Popemobile"

Was it on Nürburgring? If not then the Popemobile probably covered half a mile during that hour. The photo in the article shows the vehicle surrounded by the crowd. At that speed Pope could ride a unicycle in that Popemobile if he wanted to.

28 posted on 11/26/2011 9:18:06 PM PST by Greysard
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