These children were confined to a voodoo convent. These are their stories
Updated 1056 GMT (1856 HKT) June 2, 2016
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(CNN)In Benin, when children fall sick, their parents often turn to voodoo. The West African nation is, after all, its spiritual home. Officially a state religion since 1996, Voodooism is practiced by 17% of the population, with many outside of the religion professing a cultural link to some of its rituals.