Gruppo del Rosario

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Gruppo del Rosario (Rosary Prayer Group) is an Italian apocalyptic cult, primarily active from 1973 to 1989, although remnants of the cult existed as late as 2010. In May 1988, 35 of its members, including its then leader, Lidia Naccarato, were arrested following the brutal murder of a fellow member.[1][2][3] The sect has been the subject of several studies by the Italian psychiatrist Mario Di Fiorino.[4]


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  2. ^ Imarisio, Marco (1 April 2006)."Sabba con delitto, la prima volta in Calabria". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 25 September 2013 (in Italian).
  3. ^ Associated Press (28 May 1988). "35 Arrested During Ritual; Dead Body, Guns Found". AP News Archive. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  4. ^ Di Fiorino, M.; Del Debbio, A.; Pannocchia, L. (2008). "The Prophecy and the Murder in the Italian Apocalyptic Cult 'Rosary Prayer Group'". Bridging Eastern & Western Psychiatry, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 35-45. Retrieved 25 September 2013.