In cos­tume, but not rev­el­ers, priests barred from U.K. pub

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A Bri­tish pub has apol­o­gized for turn­ing away a group of trainee priests after mis­tak­ing them for rowdy bach­e­lor-party rev­el­ers in cos­tume.

The Arch­dio­cese of Cardiff said Tues­day that seven Ro­man Catholic sem­i­nar­i­ans went to the City Arms in Cardiff, Wales, last week to cel­e­brate the or­di­na­tion of one of the group.

Fa­ther Michael Doyle said the cler­ics were turned away by a door­man, who told them “sorry, gents, we have a pol­icy of no fancy dress and no stag do’s.”

Doyle said the group was re­prieved when a bar man­ager re­al­ized the cler­gy­men were real. They were given a round of beer on the house.

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