A man who allegedly stuck the older principal to a church in Canada during a television show that shocked parishioners looked at will appear in court on Saturday.
The attack happened as the priest from St. Joseph's Oratory on Mount Royal led Mass on Friday morning at the church in Montreal, Quebec, police said.
The suspect's name was not immediately released. He is expected to appear by video feed Saturday afternoon at the Quebec Court Criminal Room. If fees are charged, they will be determined by prosecutors, Constable Caroline Chevrefils said.
Police said the stabbing was not considered a terrorist attack and described it as "an isolated act by an individual."
Father Claude Grou, 77, was taken to hospital and is recovering, Chevrefils said.
Church Security Personnel Stopped The Attack
The 26-year-old suspect was detained by security personnel in the church and was detained by police, chevrefils said. She said the suspect is known to polish.
Grou celebrated Mass for about 60 people in the church, and an audience watched the event live live when the suspect went against the pastor and stabbed him several times with a sharp object, Chevrefils said.
Police were called to church at. 8:40. Video showed that Grou moved away when the man approached and then fell and rose after the attack. Parishioners separated the attacker from the priest.
"What a terrible attack at Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted . "Father Claude Grou, Canadians think of you and want you a quick recovery."