A man took a loaded handgun to Easter Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
The gun was not in a holster, but just in his pants' pocket. The safety was off and when he stood up near the end of the service the gun apparently caught on his pants and unintentionally discharged.
The bullet grazed his hand and he was taken to the local hospital for treatment.
"Many people understandably have questions about what would prompt an individual to carry a gun into the Cathedral," said Bishop Bartchak. "I would like to take this opportunity to state my firm belief that guns have no place in our Cathedral or any of the other parishes in our Diocese. Our churches must be an environment in which all feel safe to worship the Lord and celebrate our Catholic faith."
Police are still investigating the incident to decided if any charges should be filed.