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Priest in stable condition after stabbing at Montreal church

March 22, 2019 - 8:12 AM

MONTREAL - A Canadian priest was stabbed as he was celebrating mass Friday at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory.

Montreal police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils said the victim suffered minor injuries to his upper body and was taken to the hospital.

Montreal police say a 911 call was placed at around 8:40 a.m. local time. When officers arrived at the landmark church, a male suspect was already detained by security guards.

There was no other information immediately available about why the priest may have been attacked.

The diocese of Montreal identified the injured priest as Rev. Claude Grou, the Oratory's rector. It said Grou's condition is stable.

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