Vatican Dress Code Riles Tourists
Visitors to the Vatican City State are striking back at new modesty requirements, providing juicy little quotes to The Telegraph accusing the Church of hypocrisy. Modesty requirements are nothing new for St. Peter's Basilica, but The Telegraph reports that the Pope's Swiss Guards recently started extending the rules to the entire area. Now even locals using the Vatican's "pharmacy, supermarket and post office" are apparently being "[drawn] aside" by the guards, who are taking exception to "men in shorts and women with uncovered shoulders and short skirts."
That leads to the biting little comment from "a woman in her seventies" named Maria:
Given all the scandals the Church has been involved in, what possible right can it have to be preaching about the morality of sleeveless dresses?
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