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Pope Benedict XVI's papal tour of Britain 2010 was the first visit by a pontiff since the Polish John-Paul pastoral tour 1982 - but this time, the Pontiff was granted the status of a full State Visit, usually offered to Heads of State.

Taxpayers therefore footed the £10m bill for non-religious elements, which largely angered a nation still reeling from the financial crisis.

Pope Benedict XVI is the head of the biggest Christian denomination in the world, some...
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