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Friars Pray for Diarrhea Vengeance

God asked to give the runs to Bible thief
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Franciscan friars at an ancient church in Florence are praying for a vengeful God to deliver a dose of the squits to a Bible thief. A rare and expensive Bible vanished from the lectern this week, and a replacement donated by a worshipper disappeared a few hours later. A notice put up by the friars says they hope the thief sees the error of his ways but if not, "we pray to God that the thief is struck by a strong bout of the shits," the Guardian reports.

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"It is not exactly clean language," one friar admitted, "but we couldn't put up with it any longer. The Lord and the faithful will understand." (Read more Bible stories.)

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