Shocking Assault on Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark during Sunday (1/29) Mass. Warning: This is graphic!
The Bishop is recovering and “doing well”, archdiocese sources say.
You can see a man wearing a white robe over a red suit attacking the 63-year-old Cruz as he was offering opening prayers at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Watch as the man strikes him in the face and knocks him backward onto the altar.
Fortunately, police officers on the scene then swarmed and apprehended Cruz’s attacker, who was eventually led out of the cathedral in handcuffs.
No motive for the attack was immediately available.