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Who should pay for the Pope's visit?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by wiseguy, May 22, 2010.

  1. wiseguy

    wiseguy Registered User

    The total bill for the invited visit - without the cost of police and security - is estimated by the Foreign Office to be about £15m. Of this, £7m will come from the Catholic Church, the rest will be shouldered by taxpayers.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8692756.stm
     
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  3. medusa

    medusa Gorgon

    I'm not too keen on paying for the visit of a head of any church to the UK, but then again I'm also not keen on paying for most of the visiting heads of state who come to the UK every year, but stopping them is really not an option I don't think.
     
  4. mitb01

    mitb01 New Member

    Whats gets me is that the Catholic church is one of the richest organisations in the world, so it makes me sick to see the begging bowls being put out in churches for the regular punters to folk out a big chunk of the cost.
    I know there'll be the argument about his visit being a revenue earner for the tourist trade, da de da etc. But the Guy in Rome should really pay.
     

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