(NEWSER– Nuns beat children for bedwetting, put soiled sheets on their heads to humiliate them, and forced them to eat their own vomit when they were sick—according to accusations made today at a hearing into care homes in Northern Ireland, the Guardian reports. Senior Counsel Christine Smith also accused the nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth order of bathing children in disinfectant and threatening to send them to an adult mental hospital if they failed to conform. What's more, said Smith, the nuns have been slow in aiding this historic inquiry, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

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