Montreal Priest stabbed during mass at St. Joseph’s Oratory

Fortunately, the injuries to the Priest were minor. He was treated at the scene by paramedics, then transferred to a hospital for evaluation.

CTV News

Montreal police say a suspect has been arrested after a priest was stabbed during morning mass at the city’s famed Saint Joseph’s Oratory.

Investigators said a call came in about a stabbing at the church at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Friday morning when the priest was in the process of celebrating mass before approximately 50 worshippers.

The Diocese of Quebec identified the priest as Father Claude Grou, the rector of the church.

The mass was being livestreamed by the Catholic television network Sel+Lumiere TV, which airs the religious ceremony daily, when the stabbing occurred. The footage was quickly removed from the website following the attack.

In the video, a man wearing a dark winter coat and a light-coloured baseball cap pulled out a large knife and walked in front of the altar. The footage shows the suspect run up the steps towards the priest.

Grou attempted to run away as the attacker knocked over a candle. The video shows the man quickly catch up to the priest and push him to the ground before he appears to stab him once.

Following the stabbing, the suspect dropped the knife and stood up as members of the congregation ran towards him. Three men restrained the attacker while other people went to help Grou who appeared to stand up on his own.

The Diocese of Quebec told CTV Montreal that Grou’s injuries are not serious. In a tweet, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Montreal said the priest’s condition was “stable.”

Church staff told Lee they’re hopeful he will make a full recovery. Now in his late seventies, Grou has been at Saint Joseph’s Oratory for more than 20 years, Lee reported.

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5 Responses to Montreal Priest stabbed during mass at St. Joseph’s Oratory

  1. Menagerie says:

    More of this is coming, and the government will not protect us. Indeed, the government is the problem.

    Liked by 4 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      In some areas the government is complicit. Let’s see how future incoming Leftist governments deal with religion. They’ve about bankrupted the Catholic church with lawsuits, let’s see what they do to other religions. They’ve started on the Baptists around here, and I’m waiting for the various levels of government to start taxing various churches’ properties at full business rates.

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  2. Menagerie says:

    Westerners have been chillingly complacent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East. That is coming to its logical conclusion, which is the spread of violence when it is not confronted.

    In some of these countries no religion but Islam is permitted, and this is enforced sometimes with capital punishment. So why is it that we are obliged to house and feed Muslims who want to come here and live as they did in the part of the world they have laid to ruin?

    Liked by 4 people

  3. czarowniczy says:

    Well, news here in heavily southern Catholic country has been centering on child abuse by the clergy so let’s see how long it takes for the media to weave a ‘possible victim of abuse’ narrative.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Roll iby (Rolliby) says:

    Why has the identity been kept “secret” for more than 24 hours now when he was taken into custody right during the stabbing? On another website, they went so far as to ignore the name of this stab-attacker and then do an entire paragraph on the NZ murders and discuss WHITE SUPREMACY.

    This was an attack on a Christian and it definitely looks like the media is trying to hush up any details.

    Liked by 2 people

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