May 02, 2006

Nun's killer used occult symbols, church expert in rituals testifies

Toledo Blade


A Roman Catholic priest who is an expert in church rituals and the occult testified in the Rev. Gerald Robinson's murder trial yesterday that there were so many occult symbols surrounding Sister Margaret Ann Pahl's murder that he believes "these aren't random acts" but point to a ritual killing designed to mock the victim, the church, and God.

The Rev. Jeffrey Grob, associate vicar for canonical services for the Archdiocese of Chicago, said after studying the case he believes the killer had "professional knowledge" of church rituals.

"A religious sister would have such knowledge. Certainly a priest would have such knowledge. Possibly a seminarian," said Father Grob, who also is assistant to the exorcist for the 2.3-million-member Chicago archdiocese.

Posted by kshaw at May 2, 2006 07:02 AM