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Priest stabbed during Mass in Canada

Saint Joseph's Oratory basilica, Montreal, Canada (Getty)

Fr Claude Grou is believed to be in a stable condition

A priest was stabbed during Mass at St Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal on Friday morning.

Fr Claude Grou, rector at the oratory, was attacked by a man with a large knife while he was celebrating the morning Mass. The Mass was being live-streamed by Sel+Lumiere TV, but the video has been removed from the website.

The priest tried to run away as the attacker ran towards him, but was knocked to the ground and stabbed once. The man then dropped his knife before being apprehended by worshippers.

The priest was taken away by ambulance for further treatment, but the Archdiocese of Montreal later said he was in a stable condition and his injuries are not serious.

Security officials apprehended a suspect before police arrived. He has now been taken into police custody.