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Turn the other cheek? No; I’ve bitten off your ear.

By Anastasia , published on Nov 12, 2012

...young men in a silly territorial dispute, fighting over that which is not worth fighting for. They simply don’t know any better. They don’t know how, it might be said, to turn the other cheek.

There is only one problem with this. The men in question are both Catholic priests. Not just that, they are both in their eighties. Yes, the unholy punch up involved 80 year old Father Thomas Byrne, who is alleged to have bitten off the ear of 81 year old Father Thomas Smith. It wasn’t an eye for an eye or an ear for an ear; just an ear.

The brawl took place at... (more)

Tags: australia, crime, catholic church, priests

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