September 14th, 2013
04:13 PM ET

Priest in Zanzibar attacked with acid in third such incident in two months

A Catholic priest was attacked with acid on the east African island of Zanzibar in the third such unprovoked assault in two months, and remained hospitalized Saturday, the cleric told CNN.

The Rev. Joseph Anselmo Mwagambwa said he was attacked Friday afternoon while coming out of an internet cafe in Mlandenge, a community in the city of Zanzibar.

He was being treated in a hospital in the Tanzanian mainland city of Dar es Salaam.

Police are still investigating, and no arrests have been made.

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  1. Zandie

    What kind of sick twisted individual would attack an innocent priest? II hope they catch him soon.

    September 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The only religion mentioned in the article is "Catholic." Is there any speculation that the "unprovoked assault" involved a follower of Islam, which accounts for 97% of the population there?

    September 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • uhadit

      mother, sister, daughter $crewer christan why do u always blame islam & muslim without investigation

      September 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Was the "Catholic priest" Roman or Anglican? That's becoming more interesting in Africa as the Anglican Communion's waters get troubled by prejudices popular on that continent.

    September 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |