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...bringing assurance and a sense of safety to practitioners and clergy

Thursday, April 13, 2006 As the Catholic community here prepare to sing praises to the Lord this weekend - the climax of the Lenten season, there will be heightened security presence at all church ceremonies throughout the country.

This action by law men came after Archbishop Kelvin Felix was attacked on Wednesday evening by an assailant. The Archbishop was not hurt as a result of this incident. On the basis of information received by witnesses, a young man has been arrested and is presently in custody. Police investigations are continuing. It is expected that charges will be laid shortly.

Meantime the Minister for Home Affairs and Internal Security, Senator Calixte George summoned a meeting with Commissioner of Police and his senior officers in the presence of a senior representative of the Roman Catholic Church - Monsignor Patrick Anthony and Cathedral Administrator, Fr. Michel Francis.

Making a public statement Minister for Home Affairs and Internal Security Senator Calixte George states that the government wishes to first of all express its deepest concern to the Archbishop on this unfortunate, irresponsible, reprehensible and abhorrent incident and to assure the Catholic Community that they need not fear as adequate security arrangements will be put in place at all church services.

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