Italian police make arrest for 'beatification ticket' fraud
Catholic World News - March 18, 2011
Italian police have accused a tour guide of bilking tourists by selling false "tickets" to the May 1 beatification of Pope John Paul II.
The American-born suspect, who is already charged with conducting tours without a proper license, allegedly charged up to €177 (about $250) for counterfeit tickets to the beatification. The Vatican has repeatedly announced that no tickets will be required for entry at the beatification ceremony.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,416 to go):