VICARS have been warned by counter-terror chiefs not to wear dog collars in public over fears of an Islamist attack.
New counter-terrorism advice is being urgently issued to vicars and churches across the UK this week over fears an attack on British Christians is now likely.
The new security measures follow the murder of a priest by two Islamic State killers in France last month, amid fears a similar attack could now happen in the UK.
Experts warned a terrorist attack on churches “is coming”.
Places of worship in the UK, which are ‘easy targets’ for jihadists, are now being urged to take precautions and increase security.
A document called Counter Terrorism Advice for Churches urged religious leaders to prepare for terror strikes and to be on alert for attackers, who are likely to be armed with knives.
ISIS has threatened Christians before and has launched an effective genocide against the faith in lands it has seized in the Middle East.
Last Sunday Catholic Priest Albert Pandiangan was stabbed during by an ISIS-inspired knifeman during mass in Indonesia – who then tried to detonate an explosive device but failed. CONTINUE READING