The Vatican is a Criminal State, NOT a Sovereign State, established by Benito Mussolini in 1929 and occupying a total of 110 acres with 557 citizens.
STATE VISIT? Pull the other leg, it has church bells on it.
For the record. The 'State Visit' is costing the UK tax payer 43,332 Euro PER CITIZEN of the Vatican and a large percentage of those 'people' (11% +) are accused child rapists and molesters.
THIS 'SOVEREIGN STATE' has
Covered up and protected child rape and abuse on a scale unmatched in recorded history.
Supported Holocaust deniers including Bishop Richardson
Opposed abortion on ay grounds: -
"Last March, after it was discovered that a 9-year old girl in Brazil was raped by her stepfather and was pregnant with twins as a result, her mother arranged for her to have an abortion, as she was unlikely to survive the pregnancy. The Catholic Church excommunicated the girl’s mother and the doctors who saved her life. The stepfather was allowed to remain in the Church."
Protected Priest and Nuns accused (and later convicted) by the International Court in the Hague of 'instigating and aiding the genocide in Rwanda'.
Promoting Global homophobia.
Supporting Hitler with a formal Concordat.
Supporting almost every fascist regime and recently petitioning to get the members of the death squads in prison in Chile released.
And this is but a few of the crimes of this CRIMINAL STATE we are expected to honor at our expense.
I urge you to PROTEST THE POPE with all the righteous indignation that the visit justifies.
** EVEN THE NUREMBERG RALLY DID NOT MAKE THE JEWS PAY THE COSTS **