This is reported by BFMTV, citing a police source.

It is specified that the attack took place in the morning in the church of Saint-Pierre-d'Arene.

The priest received injuries to his lower leg and lungs.

It is noted that the attacker was detained by the police, he turned out to be a 31-year-old Frenchman.

According to law enforcement agencies, the attacker had a mental illness.

In December, French security forces detained two people who were suspected of plotting knife attacks over the Christmas period.