An Italian priest says that brides with pronounced necklines should pay MORE for their weddings as a "tax on decency".
- Father Cristiano Bobbo asked for a tax on brides who wore more revealing outfits
- He suggested that the tax would see the "least-dressed salary" # & # 39; for ceremonies
- Father Bobbo, from Oriago near Venice, described the comment as "joking provocation"
Julian Robinson for MailOnline
An Italian priest has said that brides with pronounced necklines should pay more for their weddings as a "tax of decency."
Father Cristiano Bobbo, from Oriago, near Venice, said there should be a tax so that the "less dressed ones pay more" for their ceremonies.
"We could establish a kind of offering that would be raised in proportion to the decency of the bride's dress, which often presents itself with a crude and vulgar appearance, so that the least dressed pay more," he said.
An Italian priest has said that brides with pronounced necklines should pay more for their weddings as a "tax of decency".
Father Bobbo later clarified that the comment was a "joking provocation," but added that it was something he would like to do, ANSA reports.
It is said that he wrote to the parishioners expressing concern for the brides who show up at their church wedding wearing dresses that were "inappropriate for the circumstances."
Instead, brides should choose wedding gowns that are tasteful, "he said.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Father Bobbo's comments met with a mixed reaction online in Italy.
One said it was like going back to the 1940s & # 39; and asked if a low neckline really deserved such action.
But others rated his plan of & # 39; common sense & # 39; with one who asked: "If people want to appear in the church half-naked, why do they get married in the church? & # 39;