Minnesota priest who says COVID-19 is a scam told to halt such preaching
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MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities priest who had preached that COVID-19 was a man-made scam has been told by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to refrain from talking about such matters from the pulpit. The Rev. Robert Altier had delivered a 20-minute sermon Sept. 6, claiming COVID-19 was concocted in laboratories in the United States and China and that it was a “lie” that tens of thousands of people are dying from it.  A YouTube version of the sermon has been viewed more than 412,000 times.At the time, the archdiocese said Altier’s sermon was “under review.” Earlier this week, Archbishop Be...

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