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exorcism

Paranormal
A ritual intended to terminate the presence or trespassing of a non-material entity or spirit in a place (a “haunting”) or a person (a “possession”). Exorcisms are performed by command or persuasion, through rituals, special prayers or symbolism, in the Roman Catholic Church by a priest with authorisation from the ordinary or other higher authority.
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He performed some of the rituals of exorcism in the Sierra Morena and then exorcized himself with the words of the exorcism ritual on the Noche de San Juan in Barcelona.
Maricica Cornici, 23, died on June 15 at the Holy Trinity convent in north-east Romania, after she was tied up for several days without food or water and chained to a cross in an exorcism ritual.
MALIBU - A Glendale church deacon pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in exchange for his testimony about an exorcism ritual that killed the wife of a Korean missionary.
Authorities were still awaiting autopsy results Saturday to determine what killed a Korean woman who died during a reported exorcism ritual at a Century City home, a coroner's officials said.
Summary: A blind girl pursued by a killer in a pitch dark room, the exorcism rituals to drive out a demon from a possessed child, or the deformed and mutilated face of a serial killer -- which one of these scenarios is likely to give you a fright?
Hundreds of Christians as well as Muslims flock to the monastery seeking Ibrahim's healing touch, as he recites verses from the Bible and sprinkles holy water as part of the exorcism rituals.
The Government banned 17 religious groups in Cabinda on charges of practicing harmful exorcism rituals on adults and children accused of "witchcraft," illegally holding religious services in residences, and not being registered.
Seventeen religious groups remained banned in Cabinda on charges of practicing harmful exorcism rituals on adults and children accused of witchcraft, illegally holding religious services in residences, and not being registered.