A man who wears a sieve on his head for religious reasons has been allowed to wear his bizarre headgear on his official identity card.

Prankster Lukáš Nový, from Brno, claims that his Pastafarian faith means he has to wear the sieve at all times.

Officials ruled that turning down Nový’s request would be a breach of the country’s religious equality laws.

Brno City Hall spokesman Pavel Zara explained: ‘The application complies with the laws of the Czech Republic where headgear for religious or medical reasons is permitted if it does not hide the face.’

Nový claims to be a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, when emerged in the USA as spoof on organized religion.

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Members claim to believe that an invisible alien made of spaghetti and meatballs created the universe after ‘drinking heavily.’

Pastafarians celebrate every Friday as a holy day – and consider pirates ‘absolute divine beings’.

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