A spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Fargo says a priest in central North Dakota was attacked on church property.

Diocese spokesman Paul Braun says the Rev. Robert Wapenski was physically assaulted Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Anamoose. Braun referred further questions to law enforcement.

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office did not return a phone message to The Associated Press.

Anamoose is about 60 miles southeast of Minot.