Papal Nuncio alerts public on fake ‘papal visit’ tickets
Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto has warned the public that no tickets will be sold for any of the papal gatherings.
The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto warned the public about buying fake tickets to papal masses and events being sold in connection with Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Philippines.
He stressed that no tickets will be sold for any of the papal gatherings.
“It is regrettable that some cabal might wish to take advantage of the Papal visit to exploit innocent people and enrich themselves,” Archbishop Pinto emphasized in his letter dated July 8 to Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas.
The Holy Father’s official representative condemned groups out to enrich themselves by deceiving the public and called on the CBCP to “persuade people to desist from purchasing such tickets.”
Archbishop Pinto also suggested that the Conference “use every possible channel” and media facility to inform the public.
The pope is expected to arrive in the Philippines in January 2015, but the Vatican is yet to announce the exact date and specific itinerary of the visit.
Source: CBCP News