CHICAGO
04/25/2012 12:59 pm ET

Jacek Dada, Illinois Priest, Attacked By Children (VIDEO)

A suburban Chicago priest reportedly suffered broken fingers after being attacked by a group of children two weeks ago.

Rev. Jacek Dada told police he was walking his dog in Calumet City on April 11th when several children began to taunt the animal, and Dada admonished them, WGN reports. Dada said the children began yelling and throwing rocks at him, causing him injuries as he tried to shield his head.

Dada took over as pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle parish in the summer of 2010, according to the Northwest Indiana Times. He immigrated from his native Poland in 2000 and had previously headed parishes in Palos Heights and Mount Prospect.

Dada was not able to identify his attackers, but area police are investigating.

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