The cost of the Pope’s visit to England and Scotland is going up to £12m, not including the as-yet unspecified cost of policing.
Some of the cost is being paid by the Catholic church but the rest is being stumped up by the British government out of English taxes. The country is broke, England is facing billions of pounds of budget cuts yet the British government agrees to spend millions for the head of a paedophile ring to spend a few days here.
I object to my taxes being wasted on the Pope’s visit. If he wants to come here then let him pay for it himself. If the Vatican doesn’t have the cash to pay for it then they could always call Ocean Finance and take out a mortgage on one of the Pope’s palaces.