A convent where a Romanian nun was crucified during an apparent exorcism ritual was not sanctified by the church and has been closed, an Orthodox Church official said today.
Bishop Corneliu Barladeanu, who is in charge of the Vaslui province, said the monk who headed the convent, Daniel Petru Corogeanu, was suspended from the priesthood and can no longer hold religious services. He was also excluded from monastic life.
“The convent is closed and won’t reopen,” he said.
The article goes on to say that the priest never finished seminary but was allowed to serve because of a priest shortage. The convent wasn’t built by the Church, but rather by a lawyer. It was all of four years old. The four nuns involved in the incident, upon hearing that the priest was suspended and the convent dissolved, struck the bishop and therefore are not among those being transferred to other convents. Zeal not according to knowledge. The Church cannot keep all evil things from happening, but once they’ve happened, it’s good to see the bishop say no, this is not what the Church teaches, this is not how such situations should be handled, this is not monasticism, this is not right.
This post, written by Matushka Ann Lardis, was taken from the Orthodox List.