A Holy Mass, remembering a Latino baseball star, offered at the Newark cathedral Saturday by the Newark Auxiliary bishop. While the auxiliary bishop was saying mass he assaulted by an unidentified man.
The bishop fell backwards on the altar. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, although officials say his injuries are not serious.
A 48-year-old Newark man has been arrested and charged with assault, according to NJ.com. Officials did not speculate on a possible motive.
The Mass – which was being held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart – was intended to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the death of Roberto Clemente, a Puerto Rican professional baseball player.