Montreal, Canada, Mar 22, 2019 / 08:38 am
A Catholic priest in Montreal is in stable condition after being stabbed during Friday morning Mass. One suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the attack.
Fr. Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph's Oratory, was celebrating Mass when the attacker ran from the back of the rectory and stabbed him in the chest, CBC News reported. Police were called at 8:40 am, about 10 minutes into Mass.
Adele Plamondon, an attendee at the Mass, told CBC News that the attacker "was very determined in what he wanted to do. He didn't yell, he didn't say anything. He just took out his knife."
The stabbing was captured on video. St. Joseph's Oratory is the largest church in Canada, and its daily Mass is broadcast live each morning.