Court gives Archbishop of Canterbury three Hail Marys and two Our Fathers for speeding

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has been given three Hail Marys and two Our Fathers for speeding, it has been revealed today. 

The 67-year-old, who was caught speeding in London last year, must complete the prayers by the end of the day after appearing in court earlier, where he was informed of the decision. 

Speaking outside court he told us, “It’s a bit harsh if you ask me.

“Two Hail Marys and one Our Father would have been more than reasonable, I was only going at 25mph, and I thought it was a thirty zone, honest officer.

“I think they have just increased the sentence to make an example of me to be honest, because I’m famous. I don’t think it’s very fair.

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“If I were a run-of-the-mill priest, I would have never got three Hail Marys, but what can I do? I’ve just got to take it and get on with it.”

Asked when he will be completing his prayers in order to satisfy the courts, we were told, “I’ll probably knock out a couple before my tea and the rest before bed. I can’t do it all in one stint. I’ll be knackered.”