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Belgian priest stabbed in his home by’ asylum seeker’ after allowing him to use shower

Father Jod Vanderlee (Pic:
Father Jod Vanderlee (Pic:

65-year-old Father Jos Vanderlee was reportedly stabbed in his own home when he refused to give money to a man claiming to be an asylum seeker, who had asked to use his shower.

The priest, from the north east Belgian town of Lanaken, was rushed to hospital with hand and tendon injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

According to reports the priest let the man in for a shower, after which the man demanded money.

The alleged attacker has not yet been caught.

The incident comes just a week after Jacques Hamel was murdered during mass by a teenager inspired by ISIS.