Priest recovering after horror attack

2012-05-09 09:48

Cape Town - A Cape Town priest stabbed in a robbery at his church was still recovering in hospital, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said the Constantia Catholic Church priest was attacked inside the building on Sunday night and robbed of cash by three men.

The priest, Andrew Cox, said the attackers took the church keys, his house keys and R3 500 of the church’s money.

The Cape Argus reported that the robbers tried to gouge out his eyes and break his fingers, but that he had forgiven his attackers.

"During the night I realised that the bleeding hadn’t stopped and I spent the night praying."

He was stabbed in his leg and locked in a walk-in safe. He was found at 08:00 the next day by an administrative worker.

No arrests had been made.

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