Spanish church calls zombie parade blasphemous
MADRID (Reuters) – A procession of devils, ghosts and zombies through the historic Spanish city of Toledo has been branded blasphemous by the Catholic Church.
Actors from the Morboria theatre company performed a representation inspired by the medieval Dance of Death in Toledo’s streets on Saturday, provoking an angry reaction from the cathedral pulpit the following day.
“We ask forgiveness for those who yesterday insulted the body of Christ,” said Archbishop Antonio Canizares, quoted in newspaper El Pais.
Typical al-Reuters touch: The archbishop prays for the zombies and the news service calls that “an angry reaction from the cathedral pulpit.” Can one angrily pray for somebody to be forgiven?