Drunk priest runs over parishioner
A drunken priest is facing 12 years in prison after running over a parishioner in his car as she walked home from his church service.
Katarzyna Pawlak, 41, from Lowicza, Poland, was taken to hospital with concussion after being hit after attending Mass.
A spokesman for the priest's diocese said: "With great regret and deep sorrow we received the news about the accident in which the victim was a woman hit by a car being driven by a priest after drinking alcohol.
"This situation deserves condemnation and never should have happened. Priests have to follow the same laws as everyone else. He should not drive a a car after drinking."
The 66-year-old priest was charged with drink driving and had his licence confiscated.
Police spokesman Urszula Szymczak said: "He wasn't detained as we didn't think it necessary. He was fully compliant and handed over all his documents for officers to inspect."
A hospital spokesperson said: "The woman has been lucky. She is being kept in hospital for observation but will make a full recovery."