Montreal, Canada, Mar 23, 2019 / 14:19 pm
Father Claude Grou is out of the hospital and grateful for the groundswell of support he received after he was stabbed by an assailant while celebrating a televised Mass at St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal Friday morning.
The 77-year-old priest said in a statement that the words of support he had received "warm my heart and allow me to contemplate these difficult moments peacefully." He said he was in good health and still processing the Friday attack, CBC News reports.
Celine Barbeau, a spokesperson for the oratory, said the priest will grudgingly take a few days' break.
Though he needs a few days, he is in "a very good state of mind," said Barbeau.