Hilarious Hilarion and his weapon of love

How many AK47s could one hide under a priest’s cassock? Quite a few, if the eastern rite Catholic archbishop Hilarion Capucci is anything to go by.

This saintly man of God served time in an Israeli prison back in the mid-1970s for smuggling arms to the PLO, which at the time was attacking and killing Israeli civilians with weapons procured from various sources. Father Capucci was released just three years into a 12 year sentence, following a heartfelt plea from his boss in the Vatican.

Even if Capucci was not a major supplier of ordnance to the Palestinians, doing so under the guise of diplomatic service to the Holy See was rather naughty of him.

Well it would seem that the now grey and wrinkly cleric has resurfaced, as part of the flotilla intercepted earlier this week in the Mediterranean while headed toward the coast of Gaza carrying a few bits and bobs of humanitarian aid, and several hundred pro-Palestinian political activists, Jew haters and supporters of terrorism from various countries.

Capucci was even quoted today in the Independent, with no mention of his past activities…

“Our trip to Gaza was a trip of love, and God was with us. Israel by its actions had rightly drawn world outrage over its brutality against unarmed people carrying a message of love to an innocent occupied people under siege.”

Ah yes, the love that comes in 7.62 mm packages. Powerful stuff it is too – can blow a man’s head clean off when aimed just right.

Hat tip: Just Journalism