Becket Fund to represent Santeria priest at 5th Circuit

The Becket Fund has issued this press release that begins:

An appeal was filed against the city of Euless, Texas, today (Tuesday, April 8, 2008) by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Jose Merced, a Santeria priest. Merced is seeking the right to practice his religion, which includes animal sacrifice.

The appeal is to the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.