UPDATE: Attack on Byzantine priest branded a ‘hate crime’

The Deacon's Bench | 8/21/2018 | Staff
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A followup on yesterday’s report, via The Chicago Tribune:

Police are investigating an attack on a priest Monday in Merrillville as a hate crime, an official said.

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The Rev. Basil John Hutsko was knocked unconscious by an unknown person around 9 a.m. inside St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 557 W. 57th Ave., Commander Jeff Rice, Merrillville police spokesman, said.

Attempts to contact Hutsko and St. Michael were not immediately returned Tuesday.

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Two area priests who know him expressed disbelief.

“He’s a good priest and like everybody said, he’s not accused of anything,” the Rev. Steven Koplinka, of St....
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