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Bishop of Mendi, Donald Lippert

Bishop organising anti-sorcery meeting says nuns have been ‘threatened, stoned and burned’ while trying to help victims

Benedict XVI also told the bishops that the low number of Catholic marriages in some areas showed a lack of spiritual maturity

A witch performs a ‘cleansing ceremony’ in Catemaco, Mexico   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

How a ‘teen witch’ found the Church

In her teens Elizabeth Dodd delved into the world of Wicca, casting spells and conjuring ‘spirits’. Then one day she went to Mass in secret