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Montreal stabbing: Priest stabbed during morning mass at church

BREAKING NEWS: Man is arrested for stabbing priest during morning mass at Montreal church

  • The man was arrested not long after the incident at Saint Joseph’s Oratory 
  • He attacked Father Clause Grou, stabbing him in the upper body, before being held down by security 
  • They kept him there until police arrived to take the man into custody 
  • Father Grou was ‘lightly’ injured and was taken to the hospital  



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Father Claude Grou was stabbed in the upper body. He was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for ‘light’ injuries 

A priest has been stabbed during morning mass at a church in Montreal. 

Local reports say Father Claude Grou was injured at around 8.40am by an unnamed attacker at Saint Joseph’s Oratory. 

The attacker ran at him from the back of the church then was held down by security until police arrived. 

The priest was lightly injured and has been taken to hospital where he is expected to recover. 

According to local media, the church was running a live stream of the mass at the time which captured the incident. 

It was also being televised. 

The live stream footage has been pulled from the church’s website.  

No one else was injured and the assailant’s motive is not clear. 

The assailant has not yet been charged. Police say they will interview him this afternoon.  

This was the scene outside Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal after Father Claude Grou was stabbed during morning mass on Friday

This was the scene outside Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal after Father Claude Grou was stabbed during morning mass on Friday 



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