Albanian religious leaders on Sunday slammed a planned gay pride parade, with a spokesman for the Muslim community saying it would pose a "danger" to society.

"Such public demonstration is an abuse of human rights and freedoms and presents a danger for the morals and tradition of the Albanian family," Agron Hoxha told local media.

The Catholic Church also opposes the planned parade in Tirana on May 17, said spokesman Gjergj Meta, adding that "homosexuality is opposed to the natural order and the morals of society."

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