In light of the gruesome murder of a priest, whose throat was slit as he was celebrating Mass in a church in France, the Archbishop of Port of- Spain Joseph Harris said there is a possibility that metal scanners may be installed in churches all over the country.
The Archbishop’s signal that the issue will have to be considered along with the discussions which will be done with president of the Inter- Religious Organisation (IRO) Bro Harrypersad Maharaj.
Yesterday, two men, deemed followers of militant terrorist group ISIS, invaded a church and slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel near the altar as he was saying early morning Mass.
As a nun looked on, then intruders also cut the throat of a parishioner, who came to worship, leaving him for dead.
French President François Hollande, called the savagery “a vile terrorist attack” and asked for unity. (See Page 23A) The knife-attack took place less than two weeks after a terrorist ploughed a truck into Bastille Day crowds at a beach-front promenade, killing 84.