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.

  • Carla - 2012-05-09 10:08

    He's very lucky they let him live. Why torture??? Why can't they just take the possessions and leave the people alone?

      Chris - 2012-05-09 10:22

      I read the full article in the Cape Times. He struggled with them for awhile and even managed to get the knife off them before they overpowered him and stabbed him.

      mholthuysen - 2012-05-09 11:03

      That is the beautiful country we live in - where priests are stabbed, babies and children are raped and mutilated - where people are murdered for 50 cents - where any ethics and morals have been dumped and lost.

      Maria - 2012-05-09 12:41

      Why must they take ??????? It ain't theirs to take. They must go work like everyone else. Thieves and monsters they are .....

      robi.schwab.3 - 2012-05-11 03:54

      Because blacks are sadistic, and THAT automatically makes them satanic, that's why. They're the sons and daughters of satan trying to rule the world. (I mean, there's ABSOLUTELY no other reason to torture a PRIEST other than that Who he stands for).

  • Gideon Michael Lebohang Monoko - 2012-05-09 10:14

    Wht is ths wrld turning in2! nw ppl rob even churches. we really need God. Father please do something about ths.

  • Greg - 2012-05-09 10:23

    This is a shocking story, he is a priest for pete's sake, I somehow doubt he would have retaliated...and yet they still try and gouge his eyes out and break his fingers...animals!!

      April - 2012-05-09 10:33

      animals would not act like that

      robi.schwab.3 - 2012-05-11 04:02

      April, how do you get to be so WISE my girl. WELL SAID lady. Well said.

  • Maria - 2012-05-09 10:30

    Was God sleeping, not to see what was being done to his messenger ?. These criminals need to be wiped out.... "YES" to taking the law into our own hands, cause this government just do not care. Should this government not be looking after its people ???

  • Ken - 2012-05-09 10:31

    Update: Father Andrew is fine, he is out of hospital. He has forgiven his attackers. But talk about premonition: last year he had some breathing holes installed in that walk-in safe! Cum deo. Thomas

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-05-09 10:32

    Hey madoda, south africa is becoming a strange country indeed, our society has become more dangerous than lions and other wild animals, even inside the God house(church) somebody is still get attacked by criminals who are in search of silver

  • Peter - 2012-05-09 10:34

    Stealing and attacking a man of god in the house of god, whether your religious or not that shows lack of morals.

  • Genesistt - 2012-05-09 10:41

    Clearly the robbers felt such shame for their actions they tried to gouge out the eyes of a priest. Sorry, boys, but God still sees you and He's not happy, despite the fact that the priest forgave you.

  • Evi - 2012-05-09 10:52

    People of nower days do not have respect either, they have no fear even to parnish a servent of God , what they have done is a biggest sin because they have distroy the house of God which is what God is against .for what they have done they will not just pay because of being arested but also being parnished by God because he is always watch every step a man takes.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-05-09 11:02

    For every crime committed there is a innocent victim. I truly believe these low life scumbags will be caught soon. Sorry to the priest for his suffering.

  • 1McBird - 2012-05-09 12:52

    Ezekiel 25:17 ... "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee." ..... They will get theirs

  • Gieljam - 2012-05-09 13:06

    These sadistic barbaric things have no respect for anything and the blatant crimes are just getting more and worse thanks to a weak Government and constitution that favours the wicked and condemns the victim .To those who oppose the death penalty may you soon get what you did not think would happen to you.

  • alice.wondergem - 2012-05-09 13:38

    What a country! What a peoples! Scary!

  • Hedda-Louise - 2012-05-09 13:51

    What has become of South Africa! No respect for a human life!Where are we heading? These beasts need to be punished by life sentence!

      David - 2012-05-10 18:43

      The ANC's New South Africa is what's become, Hedda. The SA where criminals fill parliament and their buddies run rampant on the streets, into our homes and even our churches. When such a great example is set by our "president" naturally this sends a signal that all bad is alright. The so-called police get the same signal! Things will get worse before they get better.

  • Emmanuel - 2012-05-09 14:04

    Inside job

  • robi.schwab.3 - 2012-05-11 04:56

    Almal, die Wittes nou, in SA het handoek ingegooi en voel dat niemand ooit weer dié land sal kan regruk nie. Maat ek't nuus vir julle hoor. Dié aksie sal wel baie goed werk, glo my maar gewis. Ek WEET hoor. Al die Wit MENSE wat nog in die RSA woon moet net doodeenvoudig tesame en gelyke tyd die land somier verlaat. Hoekom, hoe kan dit ooit help? maklik. Dis 'n voldonge feit dat swartes glad en geensins self onderhoudend kan wees nie. Huidiglik word hulle deur die WITTES in SA onderhou, so verdwyn die WITTES uit die land uit vrek al daai swartes binne die bestek van hoogstens een jaar van die honger of hulle trek ook die land uit na waar hulle vroër van hongersnoot gevrek het. En siedaar, Suid Afrika is weer rein soos voor 1994. Dan kan al die WITTES maar net eenvoudig weer terug trek SA toe en die land in ere herstel soos dit was voor 1990. So, julle hoef nie julle Patriotisme prys te gee nie né. Beskou julle kort uittog net as 'n middel tot volkome herstel. 'n Opoffering gemaak vir volk en vaderland, dis maar al. (Maar dan, met die terugkeer, moenie weer swartes toelaat om die land in te suipel nie. Hou hulle daar uit en doen self al die werk).

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