Catholic priest stabbed during televised mass

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Catholic priest stabbed during televised mass

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A man stabbed a priest during a Friday morning service at Montreal’s Saint Joseph’s Oratory and the brutal attack was caught on camera.

The Diocese of Quebec identified the victim as 77-year-old Father Claude Grou.

Grou was leading the services when the man in a white baseball cap quickly approached the altar.

He then rushed the priest as the victim tried to run away.

It appears Grou was stabbed after the man tackled him

Churchgoers quickly detained the suspect as the priest stood up on his own after the attack.

Grou suffered injuries but he is expected to survive, according to the diocese.

The 26-year-old suspect has been arrested.

Police have not released his name.

The attack happened during services that were actually aired and live-streamed online around the world.

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