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UK organizers of papal trip defend payment by attendees

Catholic World News - August 04, 2010

Organizers of the September visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom are finalizing plans to issue “pilgrim passports” for those attending papal events.

Msgr. Andrew Summergill, who is coordinating plans for the Catholic bishops of England and Wales, denied charges that pilgrims are being required to pay admission fees to attend Mass with the Pope as celebrant. The suggested contribution, he said, was an “act of solidarity” rather than a fee.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Aug. 04, 2010 7:20 PM ET USA

    I would hope that organizers are not making access to the successor of St. Peter available by 'payment' of any kind.

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