Religious complex security measures increased
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar (MOFA) urged the churches at the Religious Complex in Mesaimeer to increase the safety measures temporarily on July 11, 2015 due to security treat.. The government had installed metal detectors at the gate and closing off the parking area of the religious complex but the public main car park is still available.
Fr. Selvaraj Arockiam, the Catholic church’s parish priest, said that the move was a directive from MOFA. “The Foreign Ministry sent us word to close all of the parking a few weeks ago, but we have no idea as to why. The common parking is open to everyone, but any church that has their own parking facilities within their walls has had to suspend it,” he said.
Meanwhile, Internal Security Forces (Lekhwiya) could be seen patrolling the area outside the compound walls today, and the usual security guards have been replaced with uniformed policemen.
Although the treat definition is still a bit of a grey area, all parishioners are encouraged to follow accordingly.
Courtesy of Doha News