"The taxpayer in this country is going to be faced with a bill of some £20m for the visit of the Pope. A visit in which he has already indicated, he will attack equal rights and promote discrimination "
"We have a petition online where people can make clear their opposition to the state funding of this visit. If the Catholic Church wishes its leader to come here, it should pay for the visit itself."
This wont be popular : "If the Catholic Church wishes its leader to come here, it should pay for the visit itself." Agreed but it is a bit strapped for cash in Ireland and USA over the costs in payouts to victims of paedeophile priests! I bet he won't mention that , nor why married Anglican priests can become Catholic priests but those who come in as Catholics must remain celebate.