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Bishop Muench letting Catholics off the hook for St. Patrick's Day

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Bishop Muench with the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge is giving Catholics observing Lent a pass for St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day is Friday, March 17. Bishop Muench issued the following statement Thursday:

Given the number of Catholics in the Diocese of Baton Rouge who annually celebrate St. Patrick’s Feast Day (March 17), which this year falls on a Friday, a dispensation from the Friday Lenten abstinence from meat is hereby granted. Those who choose to accept this dispensation are strongly encouraged to make another act of penance or charity that day.

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