These children were confined to a voodoo convent. These are their stories
Updated 6:56 AM ET, Thu June 2, 2016
(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.