Thursday, January 31, 2008

Priest, Daniel Corogeanu Kills Irina Cornici During An Exorcism Ritual And Gets Seven Years- by Legal Pub


As previously discussed, there is a precarious balance between religious freedom and criminal conviction. An exorcism can be construed as battery or even murder. Irina Cornici, 23, died in Romania from dehydration, exhaustion and suffocation after an exorcism. This has caused the Orthodox Church to promise reforms and psychological testing of potential clergy. In the mean time Daniel Corogeanu and four nuns were convicted and sentenced in September. A recent appeal failed and Daniel began serving prison time yesterday.

The victim, Cornici, had previously been treated for schizophrenia. Cornici believed the devil was talking to her. Corogeanu and the four nuns tried to cure her with an exorcism ritual in June 2005. The exorcism used techniques that the Romanian Orthodox Church considers "abominable". (It is widely believed that he crucified her and she died of dehydration and suffication.) As a consequence, the Church defrocked Corogeanu and excommunicated the four nuns. (Defrocking is different from what a handful of priests have been accused of doing to alter boys back in the 70's...)

Upon further inquiry, it turns out that Corogeanu dropped out halfway through training for the priesthood. He still served as a priest for the secluded Holy Trinity convent in northeast Romania because of a shortage of ordained priests. He will now be ministering behind bars for the next 7 years. At least he will have a captive audience.

14 comments:

Sallie said...

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I call the balance between religious freedom and the criminal law "the long thin cloaked line."


Sallie

blond bombshell said...

Another cutie. Wonder why all the good lookers are either gay or priests or both?

Take a gander at that birds nest of a beard...

Shell

Ms Calabaza said...

LP,
as a Catholic, (if I remember my catechism) I believe the verb was "frocking" or something soundin' like that. . .

Shell,

think of all the fun one could have with that beard.

Legal Pub said...

So defrocking? Sounds like a fair edit to me.

Did You Stop to Think? said...

"I am the Devil and I can assure you it was not I talking to Irina; I've been far too busy trying to decide which U.S. Presidential candidate would be best for me to back. It's hard to decide; they all have so many of the traits I look for..."

That's what the devil told me the last time we spoke, so that priest was way out of line.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Coburn is the bomb!



Nancy

blondbombshell said...

Beard... Yuk!

Shell

Legal Pub said...

One weird girl!

Anonymous said...

Sad story.

Anonymous said...

All in the family, Catholic style?

Anonymous said...

Is not the mafia made up of catholics?

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Dragon Lady said...

I find such stories about members of the clergy very troublesome. One would think that priests and ministers would be better screened and monitored so as to prevent such tragedies.

Andrewxdep said...

Is not the mafia made up of catholics?