Dem Rep Steals Pope’s Water, Drinks Some, Shares Some, Saves Rest To Sprinkle On His Grandchildren

This is one of the more bizarre Pope Francis stories of the week.

A congressman stole the water glass Pope Francis was drinking out of during his address at the White House on Thursday. Representative Bob Brady, a devout Catholic and Democrat from Pennsylvania immediately made his way to the podium after Pope Francis finished speaking and grabbed the glass that was still filled with water. He then drank the water, gave some of the water to his wife Debra, and saved the rest for his grandchildren. Representative Brady took photos as well, and had his staff send them out to the press. ‘The congressman is a Catholic and has immense respect for the Holy Father,’ Chief of Staff Stan White told ABC News. White added that Representative Brady ‘was immensely moved by the speech. He thought the Holy Father spoke to issues he cared deeply about … especially caring about the poor and the Holy Father’s concern about our environment.’ He also shared some of the water with members of his staff and assistant, also a devout Catholic. As for the saved water, he plans to sprinkle it on his grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Brady says he plans to have the police dust the glass for fingerprints to prove it was used by Pope Francis. Has the Pope been fingerprinted?