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Two months ago, the Obispado de Canarias announced that the Catholic church would no longer provide weddings for foreigners from 2016.
Apparently, we are a victim of our own success, the church cannot manage the current demand for Catholic wedding services in Lanzarote. Instead of providing additional services, they have taken the decision to withdraw weddings for non residents from next year.
Weddings are very much part of Lanzarote's tourism, the Bishop has been lobbied by a number of councils and business associations to find an alternative solution to the problem.