The Archdiocese of Wrocław

Catholic priest hospitalised after knife attack in Poland

Tue 11 Jun 2019
By Eno Adeogun

A Catholic priest is in hospital in a serious condition after a man attacked him with a knife.

A police spokesman in the southwestern city of Wroclaw, said the attacker approached Fr Ireneusz Bakalarczyk on Monday morning in front of the city's Holiest Mary church.

Polish news site reported that the man spoke to the priest, who was on his way inside the church, before suddenly stabbing him in the chest.


The attacker has been detained. 

A spokeswoman for Wroclaw Univesrity Hospital said the priest has undergone surgery for chest wounds and is in stable condition. 

A motive remains unclear.​

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