Priest attacked in the Managua cathedral with sulfuric acid

On Wednesday, December 5, in the afternoon, The vicar of Managua, Father Mario Guevara Cerda, 59, suffered a sulfuric acid attack when a 24-year-old woman threw the acid on the priest’s face and body while he was in the cathedral hearing confessions.
Elis Leonidovna Gonn was arrested after attacking the priest. Photo: Oscar Sánchez.
A report of the incident sent said the rector of the cathedral took the priest immediately to hospital for treatment. Despite serious burns the priest’s conditions appears stable.
The woman, identified as Elis Leonidovna Gonn, originally from Russia, was detained by people in the cathedral as she tried to escape, later was arrested by the police.
According to the police report and immigration, Gonn had entered Nicaragua in September from Honduras with an Italian passport.
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