WATCH: New Jersey Bishop Punched And Assaulted By A Black Man During Mass
Catholic masses are one of the events where we don't expect violence. What happened in Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Newark NJ is an exception. A black man sporting a red suit punched Manuel A. Cruz, a Cuban born auxiliary bishop. The video of the attack shocked many netizens especially devout Catholics.
It was supposed to be a solemn Saturday mass dedicated in memory of a baseball player named Roberto Clemente. A man named Charles E. Miller approached the altar and what suddenly attacked Bishop Manuel Cruz. The attack happened right after Bishop Cruz spoke: ''Forgive us or sins and bring us everlasting life'' reports RT. Security guards forcibly seized Miller to stop him from inflicting more serious injuries to Bishop Cruz. Members of the congregation rushed to the Bishop to check his condition and rushed him at the nearest hospital.
Fortunately, Bishop Cruz didn't suffer traumatic brain injury after the attack and according to the website of the Diocese he is recovering well. Charles E Miller is currently facing charges such as serious bodily injury and aggravated assault, reports NJ. Recently, there are no words coming from Miller regarding his motives on why he attacked Bishop Cruz.
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