An elderly man who lived on the outskirts of Rome went to church for confession.
He said, "Father, during World War II a beautiful woman knocked
on my door and asked me to hide her from the Enemy...
So I hid her in my
The priest said, "That was a wonderful thing you did my son, and
you have no need to confess that".
"It's worse than that, Father...
paid me with sexual favours!"
The priest said: "Two people together under
those circumstances are greatly tempted to act that way. But if you are
truly sorry for your actions, you are forgiven."
"Thank you, Father. That's
a great load off my mind.
But I have one more question."
"And what is
that?" said the priest.
"Should I tell her the war is over?