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Tanacu, Romania

A monk and four nuns were indicted this week for chaining a young nun to a cross for three days, until she died. The monk, Daniel Petru Corogeanu, said that Sister Maricica Irina Cornici was “possessed by the devil” and needed an exorcism. He and four nuns from the Holy Trinity convent in Tanacu admitted to crucifying the nun, 23, and stuffing a towel in her mouth so her cries would not be heard. The Romanian Orthodox Church suspended Corogeanu immediately, but he defied the order and presided over the nun’s funeral. “God has performed a miracle for her,” Corogeanu said. “Finally, Irina is delivered from evil.” Tanacu is one of Romania’s remotest mountain villages. It has no electricity or running water.

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