Video of priest being attacked in church took place in Guyana, not France

Published on 28/02/2023 at 17:33

Towards the end of 2020, a Catholic priest in Guyana was struck on the head by a man while leading mass. However, a video of the incident has resurfaced on Twitter after an American conspiracist shared the clip and claimed it showed an African migrant attacking a priest in France. The claim is false; the incident occurred in Guyana in 2020 and at the time, Bishop Francis Alleyne told AFP Fact Check the man who hit him was known locally and "mentally ill”.