Two Priests Attacked in Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

Country: Italy

Date of incident: January 7, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



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.

Source: Radio Vaticana