Category Archives: Romania

Witch tax hits Romanian witches and fortune tellers

Alison Mutler, Associated Press, January 7, 2011

Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time hurled poisonous mandrake into the Danube River on Thursday to cast spells on the president and government.

Romania’s newest taxpayers also included fortune tellers — but they probably should have seen it coming. Continue reading


Crucified nun dies in ‘exorcism’ (Romania)

Laura Chiriac, Agence France Press, 18 June 2005

TANACU, Romania — A Romanian Orthodox priest, facing charges for ordering the crucifixion of a young nun because shewas “possessed by the devil,” was unrepentant Saturday as he celebrated a funeral ceremony for his alleged victim.

“ I don’t understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this,” said Father Daniel.