This elderly Italian guy goes to his parish priest to confess.


"Well, Father," began the old man, "At the beginning of World War II a beautiful Jewish woman knocked on my door and asked me to hide her from the Germans. So I hid her in my attic, and they never found her."


"That's a wonderful thing," interjected the priest, "But it's certainly nothing you need to confess!" "It's gets worse Father," continued the elderly fellow, "I was weak and I told her that she had to repay me for hiding her, by marrying me."

“这是件好事儿啊!”神父打断他说,“你根本没必要为这事儿来找我告解啊!” “但后来好事儿变成了坏事儿,”这个老人继续说到,“我不够坚定,我告诉她因为我帮了忙所以她必须以身相许来回报我。”

The priest contemplated this disclosure for a minute and then responded, "Well, it was a very difficult time, and you took a very large risk. You would have suffered terribly at their hands if the Germans had found you hiding her. I know that God, in his wisdom and mercy, will balance the good and the evil of your acts, and judge you kindly."


"Thank you Father," said the old man. "That's a load off my mind! Can I ask another question?"


"Of course, my son," said the priest.


The old man asked, "Do I have to tell her that the war is over?"