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Archbishop orders probe into witchcraft claims


Brisbane's Archbishop John Bathersby has asked the archdiocese's vicar for religious to investigate allegations that nuns are involved with a centre offering pagan and new age feminist rituals.

The Catholic Leader reports that Brisbane's Courier-Mail newspaper alleged on Saturday that the Presentation Sisters' Womenspace conducts or advertises a range of new age, witchcraft and lesbian activities.

Archbishop Bathersby said he would carefully consider the results of the investigation of his vicar for religious, Sr Patricia Scully.

He said: "I reiterate my belief in the splendid work religious sisters have done for the archdiocese in the past and the present. Their faith and generosity are beyond question."

LINKS
Womenspace

SOURCE
Catholic Leader


15-Nov-01