Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh issues warning about man accused of disturbing Masses

PITTSBURGH — The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh put out an urgent warning to local churches about a man accused of disturbing Masses.

The Catholic Diocese said on April 17, a man approached a local priest from the back of a church during communion, got in his face and started yelling he was the devil and other troubling things, then ran off.

A similar incident with the same man happened at other parishes including the St. Sebastian church in Ross Township during a noon Mass.

A longtime church member said this is concerning.

“That’s supposed to be a place of worship, love, peace and kindness,” said Donald Costa. “This is very inappropriate.”

Right now, the Catholic Diocese security is handling this and is investigating.

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