A deranged woman threw sulfuric acid on a Roman Catholic priest as the holy man took her confession in Nicaragua, church officials said.
Rev. Mario Guevara, 59, was in “delicate” condition after suffering burns on several parts of his body during the savage attack in a cathedral in Managua, Monsignor Carlos Aviles told local press Wednesday.
Police took the woman, whose identity was not released, into custody following the horrific incident.
A motive for the heinous attack was not immediately known.
The incident comes at a time of high tensions between the church and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Ortega has alleged that the church’s bishops have been involved in a coup d’etat.
The president had asked the bishops to help mediate an end to street protests that were violently repressed by the Nicaraguan government.
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