#BreakingNews a Priest is Pepper Sprayed while Hearing Confessions at a Cathedral in Texas

A Catholic priest in Amarillo, Texas, USA, named Fr. Tony Neusch, was pepper sprayed while hearing confessions at St. Mary's Cathedral.The cathedral has canceled its regular confession schedule opting for reconciliation appointments until the installation of security cameras. The assailant was found to have mental issues and the priest did not require medical attention. Below is the full text statement of the cathedral on their Facebook page:
St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral - Amarillo, TX
April 10, 2024
This evening someone dealing with mental health issues pepper sprayed Fr. Tony while he was hearing confessions. I am okay and do not require medical attention. The police have been informed and will be investigating. We will suspend Confessions, except by appointment, until security cameras can be installed in the Chapel. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our confessors and those waiting to receive the Sacrament needs to be preserved.
Fr. Tony
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