Rhodes’ famous St Pauls Chapel has reportedly banned foreigners from getting married there, after a photo of a British couple simulating a Sex act.Newlyweds Carly and Matthew Lunn stunted up the picture and posted it on Facebook, shortly after they were married.
But while their friends and family saw the funny side, after it was shared multiple times it came to the attention of the religious authorities responsible for the chapel who were said to be “outraged” by the image.Bishop of Rhodes then took the decision to ban foreigners from getting married at the picturesque location. A number have already cancelled to make alternative plans.
The local mayor has not yet endorsed the decision but is expected to after the season is over, leaving the location of ceremonies booked years in advance in doubt.
The sudden loss of weddings could be a major blow to the local economy, which is highly dependent on tourism and hospitality. Greece is still recovering from a severe economic crisis.