Congressman swipes Pope's water glass

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis wasn't the only person to drink from the glass of water he used during his speech to Congress Friday. An enterprising Democratic congressman from Philadelphia also took a sip.

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's office sent ABC New photos showing himself and his family and staffers drinking from the pope's water glass.

Brady said that as the Pope left the chamber Thursday, he headed to the lectern to grab Francis' drinking glass.

He took it to his office and had a drink. He says so did his wife, Debra, and two staffers.

The congressman says he also invited U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania into his office. He says Casey, his wife, and Casey's mother dipped their fingers into the water.

Brady says he saved the rest to bless his four grandchildren and his great-granddaughter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.