Thursday, June 23, 2005

Woman killed in attempted exorcism

At the wake of the 'murdered' nun, the guilty party surrounding her

Reported by AP Press, Mon Jun 20, 2:02 PM ET

They had good intentions, but things were obviously done the wrong way when a monk and four nuns tried to cast out demons from the nun Maricica Irina Cornici of the Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania.

Four nuns and “a Romanian Orthodox monk [have] been indicted in the death of a 23-year-old nun in an apparent exorcism in which she was allegedly…” treated cruelly by being physically bound to keep her from moving or making any noise for three days.

There are clearly more Biblical ways to deal with these problems. Should the Romanian Orthodox Church examine itself and its teachings as a result of this sorry situation? This has happened before in protestant groups as well.

“the four indicted nuns were charged with depriving a person of liberty resulting in death…”

“If convicted, they could face 25 years in prison.”

When asked whether the nun was mentally ill and in need of medical help instead of exorcism, he [the monk] told the television station, ‘you can't take the devil out of people with pills.’”

“The Romanian Orthodox Church has called the death "abominable" and has suspended [the monk].”

Nuns created a riot when they yelled at a vicar who had come to suspend the monk, scuffles broke out, and riot police had to intervene.


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