The cost to NSW of hosting World Youth Day came in $64 million over budget, according to an Auditor-General's report. From an original estimate of $20 million, the global Catholic get-together in July 2008 blew out to a total cost to taxpayers of $86 million.
COMMENT: The pope is just not worth this sort of public expenditure. For goodness sake, we could book U2 for a
lot less money.