March 18, 2009

Church holds funeral for 14th-century witch

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LONDON (RNS) The body of a 14th-century girl believed to have been decapitated as a witch and dumped into unconsecrated ground has been exhumed and given a proper burial in an English village church’s graveyard. Some 200 mourners gathered at Hoo, in southeast England, to show their respect as the corpse of the unknown teenager […]

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