The visuals of the attack show that the assailant, a tall man clad in jeans and parka and a baseball cap, chasing the priest around the altar and stabbing him.
No details were available on the identity of the suspect.
Grou from the church Facebook page
A spokeswoman for the church says Rev. Claude Grou was released from hospital last night and says he is doing well under the circumstances.
When officers arrived at the landmark church, a male suspect was already detained by security guards.
"The suspect was then taken into custody, transported to a detention center and will be interviewed by investigators", she added. His wounds were superficial as the knife broke during the attack, according to witnesses.
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Vlad Cristian Eremia, who appeared in a Montreal courtroom via videoconference Saturday afternoon, is also charged with assault with a weapon for allegedly attacking the Oratory's 77-year-old rector with a knife.
Montreal police said a 911 call was placed at around 8.40am local time.
Prosecutor Geneviève Bélanger said they requested the psychosocial evaluation to get a sense of the suspect's mental state.
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Messages of sympathy filled social media. Here are more details about Father Claude Grou.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed himself on Twitter, while wishing Fr. Grou a swift recovery. The oratory said in a tweet just before noon Friday that Grou's life was "not in danger".
"We are all shocked by an act of violence taking place here in a place dedicated to peace", Lépine said.
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St. Joseph's Oratory is among Canada's largest churches, and pilgrims from all over the world are drawn to its domed roof and stunning architecture.