DALLAS (CBS11) – Signs prohibiting guns could soon disappear from Catholic churches in Dallas.
Bishop Edward Burns has asked parishes to consider removing them following the church shooting in Sutherland Springs.READ MORE: Omicron Variant Of COVID Complicating A Busy Holiday Travel Season
The Diocese said in a statement it wants “to eliminate the perception that any of our parishes would be an easy target for terror.”
Its policy on guns isn’t changing, though.
“The policy of prohibiting the open and concealed possession of firearms at our parishes still stands,” said the Diocese.READ MORE: 1 Injured In Texas Shopping Mall Shooting, Search Continues For Suspect
The Bishop is consulting with others on appropriate safety measures and also asking parishes to increase security at large gatherings.
The Diocese says its goal is to allow parishioners and their guests to safely worship free of fear.
Here is the full statement from the Diocese.MORE NEWS: Report Says Poor Planning Led To Pipeline Blast That Killed 5 On Texas Shipping Channel