Who should pay for the Pope's visit?
The Papal visit will cost £15m, not including extra policing and security, most of which will be spent on three open-air masses which the Church says could attract up to 400,000 people in total.
The Church's share of the cost is £7m, and with slightly less than half of it raised, congregations are being asked to contribute via the collection plate.
Have you made an extra contribution at your local collection? Should taxpayers be expected to pay for the Pope's state visit? Is sharing the cost with the Catholic Church a good idea, or should the church cover the entire bill?
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