Police investigating after priest ‘spat on and verbally abused’ during Orange Walk


July 8, 2018

By Ruairi Scott Byrne

Police in Scotland are investigating after it was claimed a catholic priest had been spat on, verbally abused and attacked as a large Orange parade passed by.

The incident happened outside St Alphonsus’ church in Glasgow at around 4.20pm yesterday as Canon Tom White was meeting parishioners following Mass.

The Archdiocese of Glasgow claims the priest was spat on, ‘lunged at’ by a man carrying a weapon and pelted with verbal abuse as people congregated for vigil mass.

In a statement on Facebook, the Archdiocese said that both Canon White and his parishioners had been “subjected to vile abuse”.

He wrote: “Yesterday evening after vigil Mass at St Alphonsus, Canon Tom White was meeting and greeting parishioners. An Orange march approached.

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