(FILES) This combo made of file pictures shows (L) Pope Benedict XVI and Bernard Fellay, the head of the traditionalist Priestly Society of Saint Pius X. AFP PHOTO/TIZIANA FABI/FABRICE COFFRINI
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A priest in an ultra-conservative Catholic sect has been charged with rape and torture for acts allegedly committed during exorcisms involving three school teachers.Verssailles prosecutor Vincent Lesclous told AFP the 40-year-old priest with the Society of Saint Pius X, whose identity has not been released to protect the victims, was charged on Wednesday and is being held without bail.With 600,000 followers in 62 countries, the group founded in 1970 by French bishop Marcel Lefebvre has been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism and far-right leanings.
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