I bet once "Half-Blood Prince" goes onto Pottermore, one of the pieces of new material J.K. Rowling will give us is who exactly this wizard is. I agree, I think he is a Ministry employee -- something like a justice of the peace. Religion does exist in the wizarding world (Jo has said Hogwarts is a "multi-faith school"), but wizards would probably risk exposure by having Muggle clergy officiating at their funerals and weddings.Apwbd150 21:44, June 23, 2011 (UTC)apwbd150, June 23, 2011, 17:44 (EST)