Bergoglio's 2-day trip cost 4 million €

Francis’ April 2/3 visit to Malta costed €4 million, Specola (, April 28) writes.

Malta (500’000 inhabitants) paid €3 million, the other €1 million came from the local dioceses. There is criticism about questionable expenses, among them the famous €45’000 ramp used for three minutes and later dismantled.

How much did they charge for the plastic bottle mural? (image)

An example for Francis’ expensive poverty spleen is the transport of his Humility Fiat Cinquecento from Rome and back.

The Nuncio also took the opportunity to renovate his abodes to host Francis – for one night.