08 July 2008

Fake priest infiltrates St. Peter's

It's a strange story.

A fake priest was caught trying to hear confessions in St. Peter's Basilica and was tried by a Vatican tribunal, a Vatican judge said in an interview published Saturday.
So the guy dresses in the priest's garb and tries to hear a confession - maybe this is the way he gets his jollies. That would be a serious crime by any means (for some reason impersonation of a police officer comes to mind). But then, if he is not a priest, how come a Vatican tribunal is trying him?

Anyway, it is not a bad idea in itself, it is just that the guy set his goal too low. Should have gone for a fake cardinal. This way no one would dare stopping him. I know I would have.

Oh, maybe, even... hmm... going off-line for now.