Legalism and Rigidity: Priest Calls Police
He told LifeSiteNews.com (June 15) that for health conditions he is exempted of masking himself. However, Lusito was asked to leave by a church employee - but continued to pray. A legalistic and rigid Father Stephen Amesse, the basilica's associate rector, arrived and asked Lusito “very rudely” to leave.
He replied that he wanted to finish his prayers. After that, police officers showed up and escorted Lusito outside. His wife filmed the scene.
At the end, a policeman told Lusito that “we don’t really have anything to charge you with” and let him go. Lusito later complained to Ottawa Archbishop Marcel Damphousse, 58, and received a polite apology.