Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pope Francis Says Church Doors Must Stay Open Despite Security Fears

Despite security fears after the Paris attacks, Pope Francis says the doors of Catholic churches around the world must remain open.

“Please, no armoured doors in the Church, everything open,” the 78-year-old told pilgrims in St Peter’s square, reports Italy’s AGI news. “There are places in the world where doors should not be locked with a key. There are still some but there are also many where armoured doors have become the norm.”
“We must not surrender to the idea that we must apply this way of thinking to every aspect of our lives,” the Pope added. “To do so to the Church would be terrible.”

While his comments do not explicitly refer to the Paris attacks, security measures have been stepped up in Italy, where 700 extra troops have been deployed in Rome. This week, it was announced that the city’s airspace will be closed to drones for the duration of the upcoming Catholic jubilee year, based on concerns about the potential dangers posed by remote-controlled aircraft, reports AFP.

The Church is a refuge, especially in a time like this in Paris, to lock all the doors and keep people out when they are trying to be closer to God would be a shame.- Topmost Tree Unique Comment


  1. Well that's how it is supposed to be. But na serious faith ooo May God increase our faith

  2. I agree with your unique comment dear. The church is a refuge and should be open to people who are willing to go there and pour out their hearts to God in this time of gruesome attacks

  3. Honestly what is happening these days is a thing for concern. Things are not like this when I was growing up. Today there are so many dangers, insecurity and wickedness in the world. But I look up to the hills, where our help comes from, the Lord will keep us from all evil, HE will keep our lives. May God protect us. Amen.


We love comments. Please don't leave without giving us one.