Catholic priest, church employee stabbed at Phoenix church

A Catholic priest and a church employee were stabbed Thursday morning at Phoenix church leaving them in serious condition, officials said.

The 66-year-old woman and the priest were stabbed about 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish near 12th Street and Buckeye Road. Both were in serious condition Wednesday morning.

The woman apparently was unlocking a gate to Sacred Heart Parish when a man came up and stabbed her in the abdomen for unknown reasons, Phoenix Detective Luis Samudio said.

The 61-year-old Catholic priest saw what happened and went to


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