Following the recent claim by a youth pastor in the USA that he wasn't aware that it was against the law to take a minor over the state line and have sex with her, here's another "nice try," this time from the mouth of a priest in Italy.


An Italian priest who was found carrying a gun during a security check on a ferry told police he had been given it 'during a confession' and could reveal no details. The 33-year-old priest, who has not been named by officers, said he could not 'betray the confessional box' but eventually added he had been asked to 'get rid' of the gun. Security guards called police after the .9 calibre handgun showed up during an x-ray check on the holy man's luggage - nestled between a Bible and set of rosary beads.