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No room on church island for Swedish atheists

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18:18 CET+01:00
From the beginning of this year, only members of the Swedish Church are allowed to stay overnight on the picturesque Halland island of Väderö, which is owned and managed by a local congregation.

There has been considerable demand for the accommodation which the church has on the island, and from now on, staying overnight there will be considered a 'membership benefit', reported Helsingborgs Dagblad.

Atheists and people of other faiths are not welcome - a fact which does not bother church warden Lena Pettersson.

"It's a benefit for our members since they have paid a membership fee," she said.

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