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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Priest stabbed in neck as he said mass in cathedral

A Mexican priest, Father Miguel Angel Machorro, was stabbed in the neck while he was saying mass in Mexico City’s cathedral on Monday evening. Witnesses say it looked like the attacker’s intention was to slit his throat but was unsuccessful, fortunately. Father Machorro remains in critical condition, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico said.

The attacker, who was caught as he was trying to run away, identified himself as a U.S. national. Mexican authorities identified him as 35 year old, John René Rock Schild.

The man said he is an artist but refused to offer any incriminating information, Mexico City prosecutors said.

At a news conference, a lawyer of the archdiocese, Armando Martínez, said they needed more information to draw any conclusions.
“We cannot talk about terrorism, we cannot talk about motives because we obviously have no significant facts,” he said.
The stabbing took place in front of dozens of worshipers at the Mexico City cathedral.

In a radio interview Tuesday morning, archdiocese spokesman Hugo Valdelomar provided some details of the attack.
"After celebrating mass at the high altar, Father Miguel came down [to the pews] to bless worshipers with holy water and when he turned to walk back to the altar, the man stops him and tries to slit his throat,” he said. 
“He grabbed his neck and tried to slit his throat." Valdemar said that Father Miguel sustained serious wounds near the jugular vein and the lung and was bleeding profusely. “We almost lost him right there,” he said.
The spokesman said that the attacker showed extreme coldness and declared he was not a Muslim nor did he belong to any Islamic group He noted that when the man was arrested he reserved his right to testify — "that means that he is not so crazy either, shall we say," Valdelomar said.

Source: FNC


Nnenne George said...

Ekwensu abata go n'ulo chineke.. God forbid! May God heal him.. amen!

Vivian Emaduku said...

The battle is the Lords

Emi David said...

Men no longer fear God.

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Even inside the church!!!

DFC anonymous said...

Hmmmmm wishing the priest a quick recovery

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

So sad!

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Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that a number of religious extremists on this blog are quite sad that the attacker stated that he wasn't a Muslim.
Moreover, is this attack not a terror related one because the attacker is a non-Muslim?

livingstone chibuike said...

who else if not d virus of d world dat sent him

ken christy said...

Very sad!

dj banti said...


academics extras said...

An anonymous 7:36 , so funny how u are putting up defence when no body is attacking. U are indirectly say that 99% of attackers are muslims lol

Emeka Izuogu said...

He did that to a priest in broad daylight in public? Na so the priest Don do am strong thing reach..whoever hired him must be caught

Sandra e said...

Psychosis in action

Uchechi Ndunaka said...


dee boi said...

It's well... dee

Anonymous said...

Hello academics extras.

Please be guided that the first paragraph of my comment is my expectation of people's response based on their attitude over time and not a defence as u've imagined.
Similarly, the second paragraph of my comment is my question which is based on my understanding of the content of the post.
I would like you u show how these two paragraphs with their clear meanings say directly or indirectly that 99% of attackers are muslims.

Abi you are one of the religious extremists I talked about?

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