Spanish Councilman Officiated Wedding Dressed as a Priest

Country: Spain

Date of incident: March 3, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental / Private



Councilman Javier Botella of Levatemos El Puerto officiated at a wedding of his childhood friends in a priest costume. He was wearing an F.C. Barcelona scarf as a stole and a black cassock with golden edges. He posted a picture of himself and the newly married couple on Facebook and was immediately criticized for ridiculing the Church and the sacrament of marriage in his public capacity.

Javier Botella  not only received criticism but also praise for his costume as the wedding was held during the Porto Carnival. 


Source: Diaro De Cadiz