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London hosts Britain`s first Scientology wedding

AFP | Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 02:19

London: Britain`s first wedding to be held in a Scientology chapel took place in London today, the result of the newlyweds` triumphing in the Supreme Court last year.

Dressed in a traditional white wedding dress, bride Louisa Hodkin tied the knot with Alessandro Calcioli, both aged 25, in a Church of Scientology chapel in central London, despite earlier being told the venue was not legally listed as a place of religious worship.

A High Court judge had ruled in 1970 that Scientology services did not count as acts of worship because they involved no "veneration of God or of a supreme being". But the ruling was overturned in December

London: Britain`s first wedding to be held in a Scientology chapel took place in London today, the result of the newlyweds` triumphing in the Supreme Court last year.

Dressed in a traditional white wedding dress, bride Louisa Hodkin tied the knot with Alessandro Calcioli, both aged 25, in a Church of Scientology chapel in central London, despite earlier being told the venue was not legally listed as a place of religious worship.

A High Court judge had ruled in 1970 that Scientology services did not count as acts of worship because they involved no "veneration of God or of a supreme being". But the ruling was overturned in December

First Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 02:19
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