'We pray for the bishop and for the conversion of the guy who hurt the bishop'
One person is in custody after the Roman Catholic bishop of Kamloops, B.C., was severely beaten at the city's cathedral.
RCMP were called to the Sacred Heart Cathedral in the B.C. Interior city on Friday night, and found Bishop David Monroe bleeding on the floor of the church rectory. Police believe he had been beaten with a blunt object.
Monroe, 69, was rushed to hospital, along with another priest who dislocated a shoulder trying to fend off the attacker.
"We pray for the bishop and for the conversion of the guy who hurt the bishop," said Rev. Derrick Cameron. "Certainly, he [Monroe] could have died if we weren't there. Timing-wise, he would have bled to death..."