A top Vatican cardinal, who has been dubbed "Cardinal Rambo" by the Italian newspapers, has defended his rich collection of rifles and handguns.
"This passion for weapons is long-standing. I used to go to shooting ranges. Unfortunately since I've been at the Vatican I had to stop," Domenico Calcagno, head of the Administration of Vatican Patrimony, told "Il Fatto Quotidiano."
"It's innocent. What I like above all is repairing weapons," he said.
The 68-year-old cardinal owns at least 13 weapons including the famous 357 Magnum made by Smith & Wesson and a Hatsan shotgun. He was also a keen hunter and had several rifles.