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Saturday 20 December  

Dutch nun wanted for killing of fellow sister

Published on 10 June 2010 - 9:20am

Danish police want to interrogate a Dutch nun suspected of manslaughter and abuse at a Danish convent in 1993.

Dutch daily De Telegraaf reports that the Roman Catholic woman, Mother Theresa Brenninkmeijer, is accused of having tied a demented elderly nun to a chair. Another nun was sent outside thinly dressed into the freezing cold for disturbing mass, only to be found dead in the convent garden half an hour later. Mother Theresa was head of the convent in Sostrup at the time, and has since moved on to similar positions in the Cistercian Order in  Germany and the Czech Republic.

Witnesses of the acts of aggression were ordered by Mother Theresa Brenninkmeijer to lie to police and say that the nun had died in bed. Danish bishop Czeslav Kozon was told about the events at the convent by one nun, but he refused to go to the police and only reported to the Vatican, which swept the report under the carpet.

Mother Theresa is assumed to have moved to Peru, where she is again in charge of a convent. Despite the lapse of time since the alleged cruelties Danish police say the nature of the accusations is such that it merits reopening the case.

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Mthoko 19 July 2010 - 8:59pm / Mthoko

It never rains but pours for the Catholics of late.

Loyola_Alum 12 June 2010 - 4:41am / USA

The Jesuit Order said Fr. James Chevedden took his life (in a news release). The Jesuit Order compounded this by covering up information that could lead to a finding that Chevedden was helped in falling from a building to his death.

The last Jesuit to see Fr. Chevedden alive was Fr. Jerold Lindner, a friend of a Jesuit who Fr. Chevedden reported as an abuser, Br. Charles Connor.

Jesuits involved in this case are Thomas Smolich (now the top Jesuit official in the USA), Alfred Naucke, Anthony Scholander, Jerold Lindner ($2 million in sex abuse settlements on his record) and Charles Connor (lead defendant in a $7 million sex abuse settlement).

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