A Polish Catholic group of priests have reportedly been burning books from the popular series “Harry Potter” after they declared them to be sacrilegious due to their use of magic.
The SMS from Heaven Foundation, which is known for sending Christian messages via SMS to their followers, published pictures of the burning, which occurred in the city of Gdansk, on Facebook. The group quoted the Bible in the description of the posts, including the quote, “many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone. So they calculated their value and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver”.
The posts received several comments criticizing the burnings, likening the bonfires to those done in Nazi Germany.