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Who knew? Mickey Rourke sends this priest dinner every Sunday

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 08/26/17

From The New York Post:

It’s hard to picture Mickey Rourke as an angel of mercy, but the “Barfly” actor has been a saint to his favorite priest, Father Pete Colapietro. The Roman Catholic minister has been absent for months from St. Malachy’s on West 49th Street — the Actors’ Chapel where Rudolph Valentino and Tennessee Williams had their funerals — with health issues. After a stint in the hospital, he’s been recuperating at the Dumont Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care in New Rochelle, NY, where the food was far from the fare at Elaine’s, one of the Rev. Pete’s favorite haunts. “I was bitching about the food here,” Father Pete told me. So, Rourke arranged to have an Arthur Avenue restaurant deliver Sunday dinner to the pastor for 10 weeks. “It was so much food, I had to invite friends,” said the priest, who is finally back on his feet.

Read on to learn why Rourke has such a close connection to this priest.

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