Father Joseph Terra makes first appearance since deadly attack at Phoenix church

PHOENIX - On Monday morning, Father Joseph Terra, a victim from last week's attack at a Phoenix church, made his first public appearance.

Terra didn't speak at Monday's Requiem Mass service.

Father was in a wheelchair and hands were bandaged up. Severe lacerations were evident on his head.

Father Terra was beaten so severely, he was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

Around a thousand people packed into Saint Catherine of Siena Monday for a requiem mass service in honor of murder victim Father Kenneth Walker.

Many people said they had a sense of relief knowing the suspect was behind bars.

Bishop Gregory Menke said, "I woke up this morning and prayed they would be they would catch the suspect and they did. i think this is the only thing that would bring people peace."

Father Seraphim Wegner said, "We know Father Walker is with the lord and may he have mercy on those who have been involved in this tragedy."

Father Terra is expected to make a full recovery.

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