Controversial bishop in Australia is victim of knife attack — the second-highest profile knifing in 3 days

A teenager has been accused of attacking an Assyrian bishop and wounding three others during Monday’s live streaming of a church sermon. Australian police believe the stabbing was religiously motivated. The bishop, who has a large online following, has expressed critical views of LGBTQ people and the Prophet Muhammad in the past. As The World’s Sarah Birnbaum reports from Sydney, it’s the second knifing in the city in less than a week and Australians are stunned. 

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