A priest was assaulted and locked in the bathroom of his Co Armagh parochial house during an aggravated burglary.
It happened at a parochial house in Jonesborough on Wednesday night.
At around 11.30pm the priest discovered three youths in the office before they assaulted him and left him locked in a bathroom.
The gang made off with a some of money.
The priest escaped by climbing through a window and was later taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to his face.
Police have appealed for information.