(The Local, France) The man behind the attack of a 75-year-old priest has come forward – and is the former priest of a parish just 10 kilometres down the road.

Father Jean-Marie Perrin, 71, former priest of the town of Maixe, 10 kilometers from victim Father François Geoffroy’s parish, gave himself up to the police last Monday.

He admitted to pushing Father Geoffroy, 75, to the ground, hitting him on the face and beating him.

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