Belgian archbishop hit in face with custard pie

6th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

A renowned Belgian prankster posted footage on YouTube Wednesday showing the head of Belgium's Roman Catholic Church Andre-Joseph Leonard being hit four times by custard pies.

Posted by a practical joker 'The Glooper' who has already successfully targeted French President Nicolas Sarkozy and billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the clip can be viewed at

It was filmed Tuesday during a speaking engagement at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels.

It is the second time the archbishop has been targeted.

Leonard enraged Belgium's gay community last year when he suggested AIDS stemmed from the wrath of God, labelling the disease "a sort of intrinsic justice."

His church is facing calls from Belgian lawmakers to compensate victims of a massive child sex abuse scandal going back decades, with more than 500 cases documented by a church-backed commission last year.

© 2011 AFP

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