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[–] Pulverizor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Tickets? Do assholes pay to see that old fool?!


[–] burtzev [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No, the tickets will be free. The projected cost of the visit, however, is (so far) tagged at 32 million euros (about 37 million in US dollars). The Church has "promised" to cover 20 million euros of that, but there are a few sticking points. One is that government expenditures are almost entirely on a "pay now or next payday" basis. The Church contribution is mostly on the "pay when we can" basis ie an indefinite time. If the Church fails to raise all of the 20 million the government is on the hook for those costs. Another thing is that the 32 million is a low estimate. It could be a lot higher. Nobody knows for sure.