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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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A YOUNG woman died after her parents allegedly performed an exorcism to get rid of the "demon" inside her.
A spokesman for the Catholic Communications Network confirmed to Wales on Sunday that Pope Benedict called for the school's creation "to reinstruct the clergy on the rite of exorcism with the goal of installing an exorcist in every diocese worldwide".
Almost every free night that I have is taken up with exorcisms.
Hamas has a new tactic for ensuring fidelity to its radical form of Islam and encouraging young Arabs to volunteer for terrorist actions against Israel -- ritual exorcism.
By the time the Manila archdiocesan exorcism office sees people, he said, they are in bad shape.
In analyzing the eighteenth century, the author seems to side with the Cisalpine clergy's (the eighteenth-century extension of the Appellants) desire to limit the temporal power of the pope and downplay both the miraculous and exorcisms.
I also researched exorcism, and the psychological and emotional consequences that come from performing such a rite.
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield responded to the news by holding an exorcism in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, saying that unions for gays and lesbians were a phenomenon that "comes from the devil and should be condemned as such," according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
One of the most recent satanic battles fought by 19-year-old Americans Brynne Larson and Tess Scherkenback and Tess's sister Savannah, 21, was a mass exorcism in London's East End.
Liberation from empire; demonic possession and exorcism in the Gospel of Mark.
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican on Tuesday denied that Pope Francis had performed an exorcism after an Italian religious television channel said footage of the pontiff blessing a boy in a wheelchair showed he had.