Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: In an apparent racist attack, an Indian Catholic Priest was attacked by a 72 year old man in a Melbourne church, the man called him unqulaified and says he was an Indian.
It's believed that the offender told the priest that because he was Indian, he must be a Hindu or a Muslim and therefore unqualified to say mass, local media reported.
The 72 year old man from fawkner has been arrested and charged with intentionally and recklessly causing injury.
Father Tomy is recovering from non life-threatening injuries in hospital. The attack was described as "appalling" by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.