Jan 11, 2017 by Will Maule

Church Member Stabs Pastor In The Neck At Sunday Service

A man has stabbed has a Brazilian pastor in the neck during a televised church service, witnesses say. Brazilian Evangelical pastor Valdemiro Santiago was stabbed in the neck at a church in Sao Paulo, the Daily Mail reported. The Church member allegedly stabbed him in the neck and back three times with a 35-centimeter knife as Santiago was about to perform a laying on of the hands ritual.

“The pastor kindly leaned down to embrace a young man, who took out a knife and stabbed him in the throat,” Bishop Jorge Pinheiro told AFP. Santiago was rushed to hospital following the attack. He received 25 stitches and was then released a few hours later.

“May God bless and forgive the person who did this,” Santiago said after the attack.

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