An apartment once lived in by Pope Benedict XVI has been put up for sale on eBay with a starting price of just 70 pence.

The Pope lived in the flat on Wurzerstrasse in Bonn between 1959 and 1963 when he taught theology at the University of Bonn.

Advertised as "the property with religious history", the current owner, who has not been named, has attached a page out of the telephone book at the time with the entry: "Ratzinger, Joseph, Dr, Uni-Professor, Wurzerstr. 11".

The sale of Pope Benedict XVI memorabilia reached fever pitch in Germany last month with the sale of the Holy Father's former Golf car.

Its owner Benjamin Halbe, 21, made 130,000 from the auction.