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"Our Consulate officials met Father Mathew in the hospital. The police have arrested the attacker and charged him with attempt to murder," Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet on Monday.
"Our Consulate is in touch with the police authorities and will keep us informed of the progress of the case," she tweeted.
Father Mathew, a Catholic priest from Kerala, was attacked by an Italian on Sunday when the former was leading the Sunday mass in a Melbourne church.
He was immediately rushed to the hospital.
Speaking on the reason for attack, the minister said: "The attacker had a problem with Father Mathew presiding over the church."
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