The Spero Forum website reports today that a Catholic priest in Spain's province of Valencia slapped a young man in a church in the town of Rotova during a local festival on the evening of September 5, 2010.
Because the young man had discarded a communion wafer -- which the Catholic faith teaches is truly the body and blood of Jesus Christ under the mere appearance of bread -- Rev. Victor Jimeno then threw him out of the church while denouncing him as a "blasphemer."
The victim, however, returned the blow.
Rev. Jimeno says he now wants to promote reconciliation and peace with the young man.