Man Insults Congregation and Attacks Liturgical Servant During Mass

Country: Poland

Date of incident: March 30, 2024

A 38-year-old disrupted the Holy Saturday celebrations at the All Saints parish in Jastrzębie-Zdrój. Entering the altar area, he loudly shouted vulgar words from the pulpit. When being asked to leave the altar stage, he attacked one of the liturgical servants as well as a police officer during arrest.

The man, a local resident, was intoxicated and posed a danger to himself and others. Halina Semik, local police press officer, said that the man was detained in connection with disrupting a church ceremony and violating the bodily integrity of intervening officers.



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