A former monk in Italy has been convicted of raping a nun and sentenced to nine years and three months in prison. He then vented his rancor outside a southern Italian courthouse.
Television footage following Wednesday's verdict showed Fedele Biscelgia yelling "shame" at the nuns after the sentence, and proclaiming his innocence. Prosecutors had requested a lesser term of eight years.
The news agency ANSA said Bisceglia's secretary also was convicted and sentenced to six years and three months for participating in the attack.
Bisceglia was accused of raping the nun inside a structure for immigrants and the poor.
Bisceglia had worked with the poor in Italy and in Africa, and was well-known to Italian TV viewers as an enthusiastic soccer fan who led stadium cheers in monk's garb.