Oct 30, 2012
Poland’s powerful Roman Catholic church has raised the alarm about the growing influence of what it brands satanic rituals during Halloween.
“Halloween promotes the occult and magic,” the church said in a statement on its website ahead of the October 31 festival.
“Under the guise of having fun, children, youngsters and adults are invited to engage in occult rituals which contradict Church teachings and Christianity.”
The All Saints religious feast is widely celebrated in this largely Catholic nation on November 1, and relatives often travel hundreds of kilometres to tend the graves of departed loved-ones, lay wreaths and light candles.