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From BBC

A Mexican priest is hospital after being stabbed during Mass in Mexico City’s cathedral.

Father Miguel Angel Machorro is said to be in “delicate but stable” condition after Monday evening’s attack, according to government and ecclesiastical sources.

A suspect, who was reportedly detained on site as he tried to flee, told law enforcement officials he was a North American artist.

His identity has not been confirmed.

The assault left the priest lying on the ground, with blood soaking his clothes.

He was stabbed in the neck, and some witnesses said it seemed to be an attempt to cut his throat, said La Jornada newspaper.

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From AFP:

The priest was rushed to hospital for treatment of neck wounds, police said. They declined to give the identity of the assailant, who was turned over to prosecuting authorities.

Mexico City prosecutors then said the man identified himself as a US national, called himself an artist and refused to give any motive for the attack.

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Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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