Priest Attacked While Celebrating Mass

Country: Spain

Date of incident: November 17, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



While he was celebrating Mass in the parish church of Nuestra Señora de Covadonga in Madrid, Fr. Lino Hernando was attacked at the altar by an unknown person who threw him to the ground, kicked and insulted him. The aggressor also threw around consecrated Hosts and other worship items from the altar. The police were immediately alerted and arrested the perpetrator.


Source: ACI Prensa