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Disney weddings `frivolous'

BY ANNABELLE Wurras-roiste

THE DIOCESE OF Orlando in Florida has banned Catholic clergy from conducting marriages at Disney World after Church officials decided that the ceremonies were inappropriate and frivolous.

The weddings were being conducted in the amusement park's wedding pavilion, next to Cinderella's Castle.

Hundreds of Catholics have already exchanged vows there with some paying up to 08,000 for the ceremony which includes a horse-drawn glass coach and guest appearances by Disney characters.

Bill Warren, a spokesman for Disney, said that Disney has agreements from almost every other denomination to participate in these weddings.

However, Church spokesman Mgr Kieran Conry told the Catholic Herald that weddings usually take place in Church: "If it doesn't, you need a dispensation.

"It should take place in the parish church of one of the parties, and if it does not there should be a good reason for this."

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