Salesian Priest, 70, Stabbed in Germany

KASSEL, Germany, SEPT. 14, 2006 ( A Turk has been arrested in the stabbing of a 70-year-old Salesian parish priest who was attacked at the door of his rectory.

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the attack last Monday on Father Aloys Weber.

The Salesian International News Agency (ANS) reported the incident Wednesday, detailing that the assailant repeatedly accused the priest of being “the incarnation of evil.”

On Monday afternoon, the assailant went to the door of the rectory. When Father Weber opened the door, he was stabbed three times, twice in the abdomen and once near the heart.

The Salesian was rushed to the hospital, where he was operated on. He is listed in serious condition, ANS reported.