Two Priests Attacked in Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

Country: Italy
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Insult or Incitement | Hate Incident | Hate Crime

January 07, 2017: A 41-year-old man attacked two priests with a broken glass bottle and both had to be hospitalized. The attacker fled, but was quickly caught by the police. The motive for the attack is unclear.