A man has been charged after attacking Newark Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop Manuel Cruz during mass. The whole ordeal was caught on video, and it's a bit startling.

When I saw this on Philly Voice my jaw dropped.

TAPintoNewark posted the video of the attack at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The mass being held was meant to commemorate for baseball legend Roberto Clemente.

In the video, the man approaches the altar, and punches the 63-year-old bishop right in the middle of mass! Without any explanation at all!

Deputies immediately came to the bishop's side, and the man responsible was apprehended.

The bishop suffered a cut lip that needed stitches, but is otherwise OK.

No word what instigated the incident, and the man is currently being charged for simple assault.

Check out the full story on TAPintoNewark.

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