PANAJI, 13 July 2011 – Goa’s most historic church is to follow the example of some Hindu temples in the Indian state and enforce a dress code for tourists, following complaints over foreigners’ inappropriate clothing.
The rector of the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Father Savio Barretto, said officials will screen pilgrims and visitors coming to the 16th century church from this September.
Anyone “improperly dressed” will be given shawls to cover up, he said. Photography would also be banned inside the church, he added. Read more