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Priest jailed after nun's death in exorcism
IrelandOn-Line ^ | 19FEB07 | IOL

Posted on 02/19/2007 8:29:23 PM PST by familyop

A Romanian priest has been sentenced to 14 years in prison today after a nun died during an exorcism ritual.

Sister Maricica Irina Cornici, 23, who was being treated for schizophrenia, said she believed the devil was talking to her.

Daniel Petru Corogeanu, a monk who served as the priest for a secluded Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania, and four other nuns, chained Cornici to a cross in an attempt at exorcism.

She survived several days without food or water, but died of dehydration, exhaustion and suffocation.

The court in the northeast city of Vaslui convicted Corogeanu and the four nuns of holding Cornici captive, resulting in her death.

One of the nuns, Nicoleta Arcalianu, was sentenced to eight years in prison, and the other three – Adina Cepraga, Elena Otel and Simona Bardanas – received five-year sentences.

Dozens of the priest’s supporters packed the courtroom and prayed for him. Several burst into tears when the verdict was announced.

The defendants’ lawyers plan to appeal, saying the prison sentences are too harsh.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cross; crucifixion; devil; exorcism
...weird news.
1 posted on 02/19/2007 8:29:26 PM PST by familyop
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To: familyop

just burn him as a lesson to others.


2 posted on 02/19/2007 8:31:39 PM PST by GSlob
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To: familyop
She survived several days without food or water, but died of dehydration, exhaustion and suffocation.

A sad case, but one of the above killed her.
3 posted on 02/19/2007 8:31:49 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: familyop
Nobody ever died in one of my exorcisms.  Not yet anyways.
 

Owl_Eagle
”Unleash the Hogs of Peace.”


4 posted on 02/19/2007 8:37:43 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: familyop

Just waiting for the Terri Schiavo crowd to show up


5 posted on 02/19/2007 8:38:42 PM PST by RushCrush (Trust in God but tie your camel well.)
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To: kinoxi

Yes. But it might have been hard to tell for sure, if they used something like one of the Roman methods of crucifixion. Victims had ankles, wrists and necks bound to the crosses. When a victim became too tired to hold himself up with feet and hands, he suffocated.


6 posted on 02/19/2007 8:38:49 PM PST by familyop (Essayons (has-been))
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To: familyop

Real life Emily Rose (which was itself a fictionalization of a real event).


7 posted on 02/19/2007 8:39:29 PM PST by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: familyop

A sad case IMO.


8 posted on 02/19/2007 8:40:13 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Owl_Eagle
"Nobody ever died in one of my exorcisms. Not yet anyways."

That's because our Indian ancestors weren't as sophisticated as the ancient Romans, IMO.
9 posted on 02/19/2007 8:40:56 PM PST by familyop (Essayons (has-been))
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To: Owl_Eagle

If I need an exorcism, can I count on you? I'm thinking the Romanian priest route may not be my best option.


10 posted on 02/19/2007 8:49:06 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: familyop
Why didn't he try the, "Out, out, damned spot!" method first?

Series, I don't remember any of the Apostles tossing out demons by any such method as this; nor of them taking such a prolonged period of suffering for the possessed victim.

In fact, such a 'mock Crucifixion' smacks of blasphemy, to me.
11 posted on 02/19/2007 8:56:33 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: RushCrush

I don't get it. :p


12 posted on 02/19/2007 9:09:10 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: familyop

Not very good ecclesiastical decisions.


13 posted on 02/19/2007 9:12:56 PM PST by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: BipolarBob
"If I need an exorcism, can I count on you?"
Use the method of Chaplain [Feldkurat] Otto Katz: "drink some consecrated wine, which I left in the bottle, and consider yourself again admitted to the bosom of the church..."
14 posted on 02/19/2007 9:21:29 PM PST by GSlob
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BOOKMARKED


15 posted on 02/19/2007 9:24:43 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: familyop; BlackElk

The article doesn't even state if this is a Roman Catholic or Orthodox priest. Also, in that part of the world, I believe there are small enclaves of ancient heretical groups (Arians, Nestorians) that may have priests, monks and nuns. It could even be a breakaway group.

The method of exorcism is nothing I have heard of Catholics doing. No mention of comment from a bishop, patriarch or metropolitan. This article is VERY suspicious to me.


16 posted on 02/20/2007 6:29:42 AM PST by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: familyop
I did the research the Irish paper was too lazy to include:

Link here

Priest jailed after nun's death in exorcism 19/02/2007 - 18:16:42

A Romanian priest has been sentenced to 14 years in prison today after a nun died during an exorcism ritual.

Sister Maricica Irina Cornici, 23, who was being treated for schizophrenia, said she believed the devil was talking to her.

Daniel Petru Corogeanu, a monk who served as the priest for a secluded Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania, and four other nuns, chained Cornici to a cross in an attempt at exorcism.

She survived several days without food or water, but died of dehydration, exhaustion and suffocation.

The court in the northeast city of Vaslui convicted Corogeanu and the four nuns of holding Cornici captive, resulting in her death.

One of the nuns, Nicoleta Arcalianu, was sentenced to eight years in prison, and the other three – Adina Cepraga, Elena Otel and Simona Bardanas – received five-year sentences.

Dozens of the priest’s supporters packed the courtroom and prayed for him. Several burst into tears when the verdict was announced.

The defendants’ lawyers plan to appeal, saying the prison sentences are too harsh.
17 posted on 02/20/2007 6:33:13 AM PST by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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OOPS! Reposted original article. Try again:

[Also note that this "exorcist" was willing to conduct a funeral while under suspension. He might well not be a commissioned to do exorcisms, but decided to play with fire anyway. VERY dangerous.]

BUCHAREST, Romania --A Romanian Orthodox monk has been indicted in the death of a 23-year-old nun in an apparent exorcism in which she was allegedly bound to a cross, had a towel stuffed into her mouth and left without food for three days.

Four nuns also were indicted Sunday in connection with the death of Maricica Irina Cornici of the Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania. The prosecutor said Monday authorities were awaiting the results of a second autopsy before deciding how to proceed.

Police said Cornici died Wednesday, three days after she was left in a cold room, without any food. She was bound to the cross, with the towel stuffed in her mouth to stop her from uttering any sounds, authorities said.

A medical examiner's report based on an autopsy concluded the nun died due to dehydration, exhaustion and lack of oxygen, state news agency Rompres reported.

A second autopsy is carried out when there is suspicion of foul play to minimize possible error.

Monk Daniel Petru Corogeanu and the four indicted nuns were charged with depriving a person of liberty resulting in death, but they have not been taken into custody pending results of the second autopsy, prosecutor Ovidiu Berindei told The Associated Press. If convicted, they could face 25 years in prison, said Berindei, prosecutor of Vaslui, a region in northeast Romania.

The monk said Sunday he was trying to "take the devil out of her," N24 news television reported.

When asked whether the nun was mentally ill and in need of medical help instead of exorcism, he 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 Corogeanu pending an investigation. However, he refused to recognize the suspension and carried out a funeral service for the nun on Sunday. Cornici will be buried in a separate service in her home village.

Nuns yelled at a vicar who had come to suspend Corogeanu on Sunday, and scuffles broke out, N24 reported. Riot police intervened and order was restored, the television station reported. There were no injuries.
18 posted on 02/20/2007 6:36:49 AM PST by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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