WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – A United States congressman faces possible charges of theft after he stole the half-full drinking glass used by Pope Francis during his address to the joint session of Congress.
On Thursday, while his colleagues were distracted with the pope’s departure from the House chamber, Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.) sneaked up to the lectern and snatched the glass used by His Holiness, the Philadelphia Daily News first reported.
He carefully carried the glass back to his office where he sipped the water and then passed it around to his wife and two staffers. Later, he invited Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) to his office, who, along with his wife and mother, dipped his fingers in the water. Casey’s office confirmed this was true.
Brady plans to make the papal glass part of his collection, along with a similar drinking glass used by Barack Obama which the congressman stole during the presidential inauguration.
If convicted, Brady faces two possible punishments: corporal (under the Penal Code) and spiritual (under the Ten Commandments).
He should have thought of the Eighth Commandment before laying hand on the papal glass! “Thou Shalt Not Steal.”
On the other hand, the bible also says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)