A Catholic priest was stabbed several times at the Mass Mass in Montreal on Friday morning.
Rev. Claude Grou, the rector of the St. Joseph Oratory, had just finished a reading at 8:40 am when a man approached him with a knife and stabbed him in the chest.
The attack on the landmark church was arrested a livestream and television when the mass was broadcast to the Catholic channel Salt + Light.
A suspect has already been detained and is being challenged by CBC investigators today.
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Shots of the incident show that a tall man with a white Baseball cap approaches the altar and Grou falls to the ground. The security and what other members of the pastor appear to be, then step forward and surround the assailant, who stands with his hands at his side. Grou got up quickly and did not appear in pain.
Grou suffered only superficial wounds and is expected to fully recover. The diocese of Montreal has tweeted that he is in a stable state and that "all our prayers are with him."
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante condemned the act of violence.
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"I am relieved to learn that the life of Father Claude Grou, Rector of [Oratory] is out of danger and his state is stable ", she tweeted in French. "On behalf of all Montrealers, I wish him a speedy recovery."