Pope's UK trip hands embattled environment departments £3.7m bill

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Green campaigners angry that contribution comes at a time when environment spending and departments are under threat

The £10m bill for the Pope's visit to the UK last month was split between six government departments, with £3.7m of costs coming from environment and energy budgets, documents show. The way in which...

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