A Harvard University student club’s planned reenactment of a satanic ritual was canceled at the last minute, amid backlash from students, alumni and the Archdiocese of Boston.
The “black mass,” to be hosted by the Harvard Extension School’s Cultural Studies Club, would have taken place at a pub on the school’s Cambridge campus Monday night. The club called it a “reenactment” was intended solely for educational purposes. The ritual was historically performed to mock the Roman Catholic Church.
About an hour before the ritual would have been held, the dean of student affairs at Harvard’s Extension School said in a statement that the black mass had been moved to an off-campus location. Fox Boston later reported that the group then cancelled the event because it was unable to secure a new location.
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