Bergoglio mocks the papal Basilica: Dinner And Drinks in Santa Maria Maggiore

Francis sells food and drinks in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and offers to host parties there in 2024.

The price list for "private visits" has been sent to tourist guides and travel agencies. has obtained the list.

A special offer is a visit before or after the opening hours of the Basilica to experience sunrise and sunset. Groups of up to 30 people pay €1000, and up to 120 people pay €1,750. The sacristy and crypt are open for an additional €150.

Breakfast is €25, happy hour and 1 drink is €25 and dinner is €70.

Everything is served "in unique and special places inside the basilica, such as the inner terraces or the Pope's Hall" [and soon in front of the tabernacle].

A second list has all the new prices and special rates for daytime visits.

Christ said of the temple of Jerusalem that had become a market hall: "My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves" (John 2).