EUROPE/LITHUANIA-Priest attacked during Mass suffers burns to the head

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Jonava (Agenzia Fides) - A priest was assaulted during the Mass and suffered burns to his head and face. Father Remigijus Kuprys, 46, on Thursday, May 19 was offering Mass in the city of Jonava when a-42-year old man poured flammable liquid and set him on fire with a cigarette. He was taken to hospital, the priest suffered burns to the head and face. He was dismissed but is still fully wrapped in bandages. According to information from Catholic Online, local police said the assailant had already disrupted the Mass at other times and most likely will undergo psychiatric evaluation. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 05/26/2011)