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“Religious freedom” ruling absolves priest who didn’t report sexual abuse

The law of the confessional has trumped the law of Louisiana in a February 26 court ruling. The ruling favors a Catholic priest, the Reverend Jeff Bayhi of Our Lady of Assumption in Clinton, who allegedly advised a 14-year-old (now 22-year-old) girl to “sweep it under the rug” when she told him she had been sexually abused by another parishioner.

From The Advocate:

The state Children’s Code says members of the clergy, including priests, rabbis and other ordained ministers of faith, are […]

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