Question: Do you think The Vatican should pay for The Restoration of The Pieta?
The Pieta was stolen from Saint Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. The Pieta was descecrated with a chainsaw and is in very poor condition. The costs to restore The Pieta are over $50 million US dollars. A new insurance policy for The Pieta will be at least $600 million US dollars.
What should we do?
Should we ask parishoners to help out with the costs?
The Vatican bank account only has $492 million US dollars.
The Queen of France, Mary Antoinette Baptiste the Third, has offered to pay for everything.
Will the parishoners of The Roman Catholic Church allow her to pay for The Restoration of The Pieta? (It is her favorite statue).
The Queen of France, Mary Antoinette Baptiste the Third, also wants to permanently move The Pieta to The Grand Palais in Paris.
What do you think?
Answer: I assume this is a hypothetical question because - if you are referring to Michaelangelo's famous Pieta - it has not been stolen from the Vatican, it has not been damaged with a chainsaw, it is bloody huge and made of marble and would be impossible to take anywhere and, moreover, it is behind a bloody great slab of bullet-proof glass. Also, there was no queen of France last time I checked. This story grows fishier and fishier.
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