RCMP are investigating whether the death of a Catholic priest is related to a terrifying series of incidents Friday that injured several police officers and left a suspect dead in St. Paul, Alberta.
RCMP have released the name of the suspect in the downtown shooting incident, 55-year-old John Carlos Quadros of St. Paul.
The Diocese of St. Paul says Father Gilbert Dasna, an associate pastor of the St. Paul Cathedral parish, was alone in the rectory when he was shot in the chest. The Diocese confirmed Dasna was shot more than once. He died on Friday, which marked the third anniversary of his arrival in Canada from his native country of Cameroon.
O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Father Gilbert Dasna, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name.
We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.