A Catholic priest in Poland Fr. Dr. Ireneusz Bakalarczyk, 38 years old, suffered wounds to the chest and had to undergo surgery, according to Monika Kowalska, a spokeswoman for the city’s University Clinical Hospital. Fr. Ireneusz, formerly a member of the was responsible for the Latin Mass in the parish and he was part of the curia notary.
She described the priest's condition as stable. A 57-year-old man suspected of carrying out the attack was stopped by police immediately after the incident, the PAP news agency reported. It quoted a spokesman for police, Krzysztof Zaporowski, as saying that the incident occurred shortly before 7 am on Monday in front of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Sand in the city centre. "The man approached the priest, started a conversation with him, and then stabbed him with a knife," Zaporowski said, as quoted by PAP. He added that the detained man was being questioned by investigators. His motives were not immediately clear. (Edited from thenews.pl and wpolityce - Image source shared from Google Images)