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Thursday, July 5, 2007

 

Rebellious nuns sent marching orders

‘A Polish court has issued eviction notices to a group of rebellious nuns who have defied Catholic Church orders to leave a convent they have occupied for two years.

The 64 nuns took over the building in 2005, rejecting the Vatican’s decision to replace their mother superior, who had taken decisions she said were based on religious visions and had upset other nuns.

The nuns and their superior in the southern city of Kazimierz Dolny have also ignored their expulsion from their order, the Sisters of the Family of Bethany. [..]

The building’s electricity was cut off in April, but sympathisers from the town have continued to provide food and water under cover of darkness. The nuns have on occasion thrown stones at journalists trying to speak to them.’




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