First cross metal detectors, then enter Goa churches

| January 23, 2011

Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The next time you want to walk down the solemn church pews in Goa, you might just have to duck under door frame metal detectors first. And frisking points and handbag scanners may just come in next.

Faced with increasing instances of desecration and break-ins, authorities in the Archdiocese of Goa have issued a no-nonsense circular to the administrative committees of all churches, setting out guidelines for maintenance of security.

The stern advisory calls for substantial secure measures such as doorframe metal detectors and manual frisking and handbag checking, in case of suspicion. Church and chapel (place of Catholic worship equivalent to a sub-church) administrative committees have been encouraged to deploy equipment to boost security at the places of religious worship.

 

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