(London Telegraph) A priest has launched an un-Christian attack on the poor and homeless and described them as 'lying and messy' people sent by God to test his faith.
Outspoken Father Ray Blake said one who regularly turned up at his church pleading for money was 'an irritating little ------'.
He accused the beggar of making a mess of his prayers as he passed his cap around his congregation looking for cash.
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The controversial Catholic cleric said: "The trouble with the poor is that they are messy.