A Chicago-based priest has allegedly suffered broken fingers and minor injuries after being attacked by a group of children earlier this month. According to numerous sources, Rev. Jacek Dada told authorities that he was walking his dog on April 11 when children began to harass the animal.
The situation intensified, the Huffington Post reports, after Dada, the pastor at St. Andrew the Apostle, reprimanded them for their actions. It was then that they purportedly began yelling and throwing rocks at the faith leader. The priest claims that he tried to shield his head as their attack forged on.
Calumet City police are currently investigating the incident, although the priest was unable to identify his attackers after being shown potential images (you can watch a video report about the incident here).
So far, very few details have been released surrounding the case, so The Blaze called Dada to speak with him directly about the incident. After reaching him by phone and asking if he would be willing to speak with me about the tragic incident that took place earlier this month, he promptly referred me to the Archdiocese of Chicago.
After explaining that we merely wanted to see how he is feeling following the incident, he quickly repeated the information for the Catholic Church's official contact in the area, said "may God bless you" and hung up on me.
Needless to say, we were unable to collect more details surrounding the case.
(H/T: Huffington Post)