MAHILEU, Belarus -- A man attacked and stabbed Bishop Safron in an Orthodox Church in the eastern Belarusian city of Mahileu on August 23, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
The wounded priest had emergency surgery and is still hospitalized in stable condition.
Parishioners caught the man who attacked Safron.
The 36-year-old assailant is officially registered at a local psychiatric clinic.
Mahileu Oblast Interior Affairs Department spokesman Raman Posahau said police are investigating.
Doctors say Safron could be released from the hospital soon.