“Every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.” (1 Corinthians 11:5-6).
St. Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral, Nsukka, Enugu State, has barred women from wearing big headgears and carrying handbags to Sunday services.
The cathedral administrator, Reverend Father Uche Obodoechina, who announced this in Nsukka, said the measure was being introduced to ensure the security of worshippers.
According to him, big headgears, in most cases, made the identification of persons during Sunday service difficult, noting that headgears (popularly called canopy) turn to a “barricade” when many women wear it during service.
So, henceforth, security men at the church gate will start to seize big headgears and bags.