Sunday February 23, 2020

Church seeks millions from Irish business to help fund Papal visit

Individuals and corporates being asked for six-figure sums each; bankers and business figures to help Church with funding drive

11th February, 2018
Pope Francis will visit Ireland later this year Pic: Getty

The Catholic Church in Ireland is seeking millions from Irish business to help fund the Papal visit later this year by Pope Francis.

Wealthy individual and corporate donors are being asked for hundreds of thousands of euro each to help pay for the visit, in return for tickets to the Irish event.

Trips to the Vatican and access to other religious events are also understood to be possible for significant supporters of the visit which...

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