Priest stabbed during livestream of morning mass in Canada's largest church

Saint Joseph Oratory Basilica church in Montreal. Building
St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. Copyright Roberto Machado Noa
By Farnoush Amiri with NBC News World News
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Father Claude Grou, the rector of the Saint Joseph's Oratory, was taken to the hospital and is said to be stable condition.

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A man has been arrested after a priest in Montreal was stabbed on Friday during a live-streamed morning mass in Canada's largest church.

Father Claude Grou, the rector of the Saint Joseph's Oratory, was taken to the hospital and is said to be in a stable condition, according to the Archdiocese of Montreal.

Authorities responded to call around 8:40 am and when they arrived the priest was lightly injured on his upper body, Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said.

The suspect was taken into custody, transported to a detention centre and will be interviewed by investigators later today, she said.

Grou was not "afraid for his life," tweeted Jasmin Lemieux-Lefebvre, director of communications for the Catholic Church of Quebec.

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