Nigerian church bans women’s traditional headwraps
Catholic World News - August 30, 2012
A Catholic cathedral in Nigeria has announced that women will no longer be permitted to wear the traditional elaborate headwrap called the gele in the church.
Father Uche Obodoechina said that the gele will be barred from St. Theresa’s Cathedral in Nsukka because the large headgear presents “security challenges.” He said that large handbags will also be banned.
Reacting to raids on Christian churches, organized by the Boko Haram terrorist group, the cathedral has established security checkpoints, at which guards check for possible explosive devices. The new rules are intended to make it easier to detect bombs.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($30,504 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!