Originally Posted by Pranter
Seems like I remember the King or Queen of Sweden has to be of the Protestant faith and a few more countries have a similar rule as well.
Yes, the Swedish throne requires you to be a member of the Lutheran church (even though they don't have a state church)
Denmark has a state church like the UK, requiring the same of monarch and heir.
The Dutch pretty much require a protestant. Maxima didn't have to convert but her kids are raised protestant. Princess Irene caused a huge issue when she married a Catholic. Technically no law stating that they cant marry a Catholic, as seen with Maxima, but an expectation for a protestant monarch.
I don't think anyone would find it too odd either if very catholic monarchies like Spain, Luxembourg and Lichtenstein required at least their heir to remain catholic and raise the kids as such.
P the act of settlement 1707 is an age old rule that today would be viewed as anti religious that wouldn't be tolerated at any other work place or society
Actually religion can be a deciding factor in a job if you can show why it is necessary. Having a Jewish person apply for a job as a catholic priest? Catholic schools usually require their teachers to be catholic. I guess Muslims should be allowed to be nominated for Pope, or it would be discrimination?