Recently Archbishop Gregory and Bishop Hartmayer (of Savannah) issued a statement prohibiting the carrying of weapons on any diocesan properties. The summary of the statement is as follows:
It is the decree of the Archdiocese of Atlanta (the “Archdiocese”) and the Diocese of Savannah (the “Diocese”) that no firearm or knife with a blade longer than five inches will be permitted on any property owned, leased or operated by the Archdiocese or Diocese. This prohibition applies to any church, administrative facility, school or other facility owned, leased or operated by the Archdiocese or Diocese. Except as otherwise set forth in this Decree, no person shall be given the authority to vary or change this Decree.