Church denounces topless university chapel protest

Anti-Catholic "performance" included partial nudity and lesbian kissing

The Madrid archdiocese filed a complaint on Friday with officials at the Complutense University after the previous day had seen about 50 students, most of them women, break into the chapel at the Somosaguas campus to stage an anti-Catholic protest. The female students took off their tops and yelled slogans as they stood around the altar, the archdiocese said. One female student who was praying at the time said that two women began fondling and kissing in front of her.

"This is absolutely unacceptable," said the complaint filed by the archbishop.

The University Counterpower Association acknowledged that it was behind the stunt and said it was part of a "symbolic performance," but denied that members had defaced the chapel as church officials charged.

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