A Catholic priest was robbed at gunpoint in his home by a man who had asked to be blessed, police have said.
The 69-year-old priest saw the man at the window of his home at St Oswald’s Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, on Tuesday evening.
The man said he wanted to be blessed, but after the priest led him into the church, his accomplice burst in.
The pair threatened the priest with a gun before stealing a large amount of money from his adjoining presbytery.
Det Sgt Bill Nelson, from Greater Manchester Police, said the robbery was "despicable". [Source]
It does make me wonder if the robber asked on the way out "So a blessing now would be out of the question?"