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Authorities in the United States have published guidelines to reduce attacks against faith communities

The United States Infrastructure Security and Cybersecurity Agency published a document called ‘Physical Security Performance Goals for Faith-Based Communities‘, with the aim of helping different religions “to reduce the threat of violence and prepare for possible incidents” in their temples.

According to North American authorities, the document provides easily implemented solutions and resources to help faith-based communities. reduce the risk of violence and promote resilience.

The proposed model analyzes threats and vulnerabilities to provide specific mitigation strategies, organized under the following scheme: identification, protection, identification, response and recovery.

By making the document public, the Secretary of Homeland Security of that country, Alexander Mayorkassays: “In this environment of increasing threats, the Department of Homeland Security is committed to protecting the every American’s right to live, express, and worship his faith freely and safe.”

And he continued: ·The physical security goals of the creation we published today giving strategies to churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions economical, accessible and easy to use to improve your safety and reduce risk in their communities“.

100 attacks against the Catholic Church in 2023

In the case of the Catholic Church, as reported by the organization CatholicVote at the end of November, In this year 2023 there will be almost 100 attacks against templeshowever from May 2020 until now there have been about 400 violent incidents against Catholic churches.

Among the acts of violence, the stealing the tabernacles, beheading the statues of saints, theft, and even the burning of ecclesiastical buildings.

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