Free deluxe weddings in Lisbon celebrate the “Saint of Love” | AFP

Crowds gather at a cathedral in Lisbon, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as cameras lie in wait. Then not one, but 11 couples walk out, fresh from tying the knot in an all-expenses-paid ceremony, the beneficiaries of a decades-long annual tradition that fetes the Portuguese capital’s beloved patron Saint Anthony, matchmaker extraordinaire.

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