Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 27, 2018 / 09:24 am
Police Scotland have announced that a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged assault of a priest in Glasgow earlier this month while an "Orange walk" passed by his parish church.
"He is due before Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday, 26 July, and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal," the police force added.
Canon Tom White, 43, was greeting parishioners after Mass July 7 when an Orange march approached. Orange marches are organized by the Protestant fraternal group the Orange Order, largely in Northern Ireland and Scotland, to commemorate the defeat of James II by William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
According to the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Canon White was spat at, verbally abused, and lunged at.