In your face! Monsignor Manuel Aurelio Cruz is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey, USA. On January 29, 2017, during a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Cruz was approached by an apparent church goer and punched in the face. The assailant has been identified as 48 year old Charles E. Miller, a resident of Newark. Miller had no prior criminal history. He was arrested on the spot by Essex County police, and charged with assault. His motives for the attack are unknown. Bishop Cruz held the mass to pray for the soul of the Puerto Rican player Roberto Clemente, who died in an aviation accident on December 31, 1972. The bishop was taken to hospital, where doctors put 30 stitches on his mouth.