June 21st, 2005


Priest tried to 'take the devil out of her'

Priest tried to 'take the devil out of her'
June 20 2005 at 02:26PM

Bucharest - A Romanian priest, suspected of involvement in the death of a 23-year-old Romanian Orthodox nun in an apparent exorcism ritual, said on Sunday that he was trying to "take the devil out of her".

Maricica Irina Cornici, of the Holy Trinity convent in north-east Romania, died late on Wednesday after she was tied to a cross and left in a cold room for three days without food, police said.

The priest who runs the convent and four nuns were indicted on Sunday in connection with the death after telling police they tied up the nun because she was behaving violently.

The chief suspect, 29-year-old priest Daniel Petru Corogeanu officiated at her funeral on Sunday.

Solstice Full Moon

This solstice (exact on June 20, at 11:46 PM PDT) is rather unique in that it will be accompanied by a nearly full moon. The full moon will be exact on June 21 (Tuesday) at 9:14 PM PDT.

What makes this event rare is that just before the moon turns full the moon will be crossing directly in front of the Galactic Center (GC) at 1:48 PM PDT.

Although the sun currently comes closest to the GC at the winter solstice, the moon is able to pass directly over the galactic center because its orbit dips several degrees above and below that of the earth. The orbit of the moon wobbles backwards relative to the movement of the moon. The wobble makes one full orbit of the earth every 19.5 years.

AJ McGettigan
Shamanic Astronomer