Melbourne: An unidentified man stabbed a Keralite priest in a church in Melbourne on Sunday.

Fr.Tomy Mathew Kalathoor (48)was stabbed on the neck while he was conducting the mass at the St Matthew’s Parish at Fawkner in Melbourne.

The man stabbed the priest saying that he has no right to conduct the mass as he is an Indian and hence must be a Hindu or a Muslim.

The priest has been admitted to a hospital.

Police are on the look out of the attacker who escaped after stabbing the priest using a kitchen knife.

The attacker is suspected to be an Italian national.