Saturday, October 31, 2020

Orthodox priest shot in Lyon

Paris (Sydney Morning Herald) - An Orthodox priest was shot and injured on Saturday at a church in the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled, a police source said.

The priest was fired on twice (shot in the stomach and in intensive care right now) at around 4pm (2pm GMT) as he was closing the church, and was being treated on site for life-threatening injuries, the source said.

The incident came two days after a man shouting "Allahu Akbar!" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice, and two weeks after a schoolteacher in a Paris suburb was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen, apparently incensed by the teacher showing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in class.

Ministers had warned that other Islamist militant attacks could take place. President Emmanuel Macron has deployed thousands of soldiers to protect sites such as places of worship and schools.


  1. I will commemorate Fr.Nikolaos at the Litutgy and during my prayers. One report claims he reposed last evening but unabable to confirm. O most Holy Theotokos save us.

  2. The report is false.
    Fr. Nikolaos is undergoing this morning another surgery, but the overall evolution is positive. Glory to God !