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A sad case. I reckon its Fortean cos of the reference to the cross which contained wood of the "True Cross".

Nuns killed for convent treasure
By Malcolm Brabant
BBC News, Athens



The Peloponnese is home to many historic monasteries and churches
Police in southern Greece are hunting the killers of two elderly nuns found suffocated in their hillside convent.
The motive appears to be robbery - the killers are believed to have taken a crucifix containing wood reputedly from the cross on which Jesus Christ died.

The two murdered nuns were 83 and 61 years old.

They were the sole occupants of the monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin near Astros, about 130km (80 miles) south-west of Athens.

A nephew of the younger victim said the mother superior had had a premonition that thieves would come to the hillside sanctuary, kill them and take everything.

Police say the two women were suffocated with pillows.

An inventory is being checked to determine exactly what was stolen.

This region of the Peloponnese is full of historic monasteries and convents, most of which contain valuable icons and gold artefacts.

Until now, their protection has been the faith and reverence for the Church of local people.

The double murder follows last year's widely publicised theft from a convent of a precious icon of the Virgin Mary said to possess miraculous powers.

The crimes are being portrayed as the end of an age of innocence, and theologians are calling on the Church to access European Union funds to beef up security.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6591467.stm
 

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Great stuff decryption-ware.

Coded letter written by a 17th Century nun while she was 'possessed by the Devil' is finally translated using decryption software discovered on the dark web
  • Letter written by Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione in 1676
  • She said it was a message from the devil, but it could not be translated
  • Thanks to a decryption software on the dark web, it is now been decoded
  • It claims 'God was invented by man', calling him and Jesus 'dead weights'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...sed-nun-finally-translated.html#ixzz4sBTfoXFa
 

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They say the letter is rambling and not entirely consistent and understandable. This supports the theory held by modern scientists that - rather than being 'possessed by the devil' - Sister Maria suffered from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
really ? either that or they induced an unreliable "translation" ... the text is not reproduced
 

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It's not exactly the first time letters from the devil have featured in the Mail! That one was more thought-provoking than his more recent stuff for them! :evillaugh:
 

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It's interesting that the Devil points out in that letter that God and Jesus are man-made fictions, yet he doesn't point out that he would also therefore be a man-made fictional creation.

Perhaps the Devil doesn't do irony?
 

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whats this a reference to ?
It's not exactly the first time letters from the devil have featured in the Mail! That one was more thought-provoking than his more recent stuff for them! :evillaugh:
 

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Those naughty nuns are at it again!

Two Cork-based nuns who recently breached Covid-19 restrictions by attending an exorcism of the Dáil were recently ordered to remove medicinal claims about an ointment they had been selling.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) confirmed that the claims had been removed from social media about a black salve ointment which was claimed could cure "abnormal skin growths".

Mother Irene Gibson, of a group called the Carmelite Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus, has been ordered to leave a compound at Corran South near the village of Leap in West Cork by next June along with her colleague Sr Anne Marie. ...

A complaint was made to the HPRA about the sale of the ointment and a cough syrup, both online and in Skibbereen in November. The products are on sale on eBay. The authority has since ordered that claims about the medicine to be removed from the internet. ...

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40231733.html
 
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