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Biden admin backs down in battle over Catholic hospital's chapel candle

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2023
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Saint Francis Health System

The Biden administration is rescinding its threat to strip a Catholic hospital system in Oklahoma of federal accreditation if it didn't remove a sacred candle in a hospital chapel.

The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) informed Saint Francis Health System on Friday that it was backing down from its prior threats and that it was free to keep the sanctuary candle lit, according to The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a law firm representing the hospital system.

"The government has seen the light and has abandoned its attempt to force...

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