German Bishop Felix Genn (Open-Report.de)
The German Bishop of Muenster was attacked by a man with a broom handle during Easter mass today.
The bishop defended himself with the incense bowl.
ABC7 reported, via Free Republic:
Police say a man attacked the Roman Catholic Bishop of Muenster with a broom handle during an Easter service in the city’s cathedral.Police said in a statement Sunday that 60-year-old bishop Felix Genn defended himself with an incense bowl and was unharmed.A police spokesman tells the German news agency DAPD that “courageous church officials and other service attendants restrained the attacker until police arrived.” After the incident, the bishop continued celebrating the Easter service.
Police say the 44-year-old man stormed through the packed church to the altar.
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The media blamed the attack on the recent church abuse scandal in Germany although this is not clear at all at this point.
The Earth Times reported that the attacker had previously been in treatment and was taken to a psychiatric hospital for observation.