In Edmonton, Alberta, just after finishing evening mass at Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish, the priest celebrating the mass had been attacked reports, CBC News. The assailant had come up to the priest with no warning and proceeded to choke him. The congregation of older ladies who were attending the mass acted quickly and used their canes to counter-act the attack. The attacker fled the scene. It is believed that the suspect was under the influence as the witnesses reported. The police have launched an investigation into the incident.