God and religion excluded from coronation

June 23, 2014

According to ACI Digital:

On the 19th of June…Felipe will take the throne of Spain as King VI in a ceremony with no religious references…although the Spanish Bishops’ Conference has qualified this fact as “normal” in a nonconfessional State…

About the absence of religious symbols, such as the coronation Mass of Juan Carlos I, the spokesman of the Bishops’ Conference explained that “Spain of the twenty-first century is different from that of the time of the coronation of King Juan Carlos, when the state was confessional and the Constitution had not yet been approved.”

To read the entire article in ACI Digital, please click here.

Full English text of King Felipe VI’s first speech.

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