Churches Work To Improve Security After French Priest Is Murdered
The U.K.'s National Churchwatch is drawing up new counterterrorism guidelines to help small churches.By Matt Picht | August 30, 2016
Churches in the U.K. are receiving counterterrorism advice following the murder of a Catholic priest in France.
On July 26, 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was taken hostage in his church and killed by two men with knives. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Now, National Churchwatch, an organization focused on security for the clergy, is issuing new counterterrorism advice based on the government's 2009 directive on church security.