French Catholic Church in new sex abuse scandal centred on ‘psychoanalyst’ priest

By Daphné Gastaldi, Mathieu Martiniere Et Mathieu Périsse

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The thought of passing by the psychoanalysis practice situated on the Place de la Nation, a huge square in south-east Paris, filled Fabien (whose real name is withheld here) with anguish to the point that he left the city to begin a new life elsewhere. “At the end of the therapy, I was blocked,” he recalled. “I can’t ride a bike anymore. I had the impression that my body was consuming itself and I regularly took cold showers.”