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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.
The Pope is bitching about Belgian police raiding the home of a retired Catholic archbishop and the graves of two prelates as part of an investigation into child abuse by Catholic clergy.
Well that’s a bit unfortunate your holiness but if the Catholic church dealt with paedophile priests instead of protecting them then the police would probably be happy to rely on the co-operation of the church. In fact, if the Catholic church told their priests that child abuse is an unforgivable sin there might not be any need for police investigations at all.
Belgium is an overtly Catholic country (with the exception of Brussels which is rapidly turning Islamic) so the decision to raid the home of a retired Catholic archbishop won’t have been taken lightly. The Pope should get his own house in order before he starts criticising other people.