The Italian Almanac


Italian News - August 22

I don't, was the odd answer a priest at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church in the Italian town of Squinzano got when asking a groom whether he was taking the bride as his lawful wife. The surprised priest repeated his question more clearly, but the answer was again I don't amid the rage of the bride and her relatives.

After the groom's I don't , all guests remained calm and dignified and left the church, the priest said. The relatives reaction came outside the church, the Lecce edition of the Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno newspaper reported. The bride, a 41-year-old worker, and her relatives burst into tears and rushed against the groom, while the relatives of the 39-year-old man stood by his decision.