Bishop Manuel Cruz was celebrating Mass this Saturday afternoon in Newark, New Jersey when he was punched in the face by a man attending the service.
Video shows the suspect, Charles Miller, walking up to Bishop Cruz, punching him in the face and knocking him off his feet before he was apprehended by police.
Authorities have not identified a motive in the attack. The Archdiocese of Newark says Bishop Cruz is doing OK, but had to get a few stitches. “We certainly were surprised and saddened by it, and are thankful that things were not worse than they turned out to be,” said a spokesman.