THE Catholic Church has a unique role in combating belief in sorcery and mob reprisal attacks against sorcerers, a bishop in Papua New Guinea has said.
A shocking video emerged last week reportedly showing the torture of women suspected of witchcraft and accused of “invisibly” taking out a man’s heart after he fell ill in August.
The footage shows at least four women being stripped, tied up, burned and beaten, as they are prodded and threatened with machetes by men who shout questions at them. It is thought at least one died following the attack.
One woman pleads for her life, calling out “My son, stop it!” while another cries out “I’ve got nothing to do with it. I am the mother of five children.”