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Vatican chuckling over seatbelt charge against Pontiff

Catholic World News - November 30, 2011

Vatican officials are amused, rather than concerned, by a German lawyer’s complaint about the failure of Pope Benedict to wear a seatbelt while riding in his Popemobile.

“It continues continues to provoke curiosity and smiles of amusements, beginning with the Pope himself," reported Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office.

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