NEWARK, N.J. — An auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Newark has been attacked throughout mass.
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Essex County authorities say the assault occurred Saturday at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Coronary heart throughout an occasion honoring baseball Corridor of Famer Roberto Clemente.
They are saying forty eight-yr-previous Newark resident Charles Miller was in a pew when he received up, went to the altar and punched the Rev. Manuel Cruz within the mouth. Cruz was handled at a hospital for undisclosed accidents that aren’t thought-about critical.
Miller was charged with assault. Authorities declined touch upon a attainable motive for the assault.
The mass marked the current anniversary Clemente’s demise on New Yr’s Eve in 1972. He was killed in a aircraft crash whereas making an attempt to deliver provides to the earthquake-ravaged nation of Nicaragua.