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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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The author finds self-exorcistic elements in such places as Quixote's battles and in interchanges such as that between Don Quixote and the women of Barcelona, when he refuses their invitation to dance by shouting, "!Fugite, partes adversae!" a command drawn verbatim from the exorcism ritual (175).
(105) In a hilarious yet poignant appropriation of the exorcists' discourse, Don Quixote shouted the exact words of the official exorcism ritual of the
A Romanian priest was sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday after a nun died during an exorcism ritual. Sister Maricica Irina Cornici, 23, who was being treated for schizophrenia, said she believed the devil was talking to her.
A PRIEST and four nuns face 25 years in jail after being charged yesterday with crucifying a nun in an exorcism ritual.
Instead viewers were treated to mild-mannered Colin, from Staffordshire, who has been undergoing the exorcism ritual for a number of years.
NAGA CITY -- Three relatives of a 5-year-old boy believed to have died in an exorcism ritual on Valentine's Day in Pasacao town, Camarines Sur province, were arrested by policemen on Thursday after a witness tagged them responsible for the boy's death.
Father Bernd Hagenkord spoke to Vatican Radio and elaborated on the exorcism ritual. According to Hagenkord, "Church law requires that every diocese have at least one specially trained exorcist, who knows how to distinguish the signs of demonic possession from those of mental or physical illness.
A COURT has freed a monk and four nuns who are charged with killing a nun last month during an exorcism ritual, authorities in Romania said yesterday.
Town have scored 35 goals so far this season, but only four at home, so Pearce brought in the splendidly-named Titania Hardie to perform an exorcism ritual on their Badger's Hill ground.
NAGA CITY -- Three relatives of a five-year-old boy believed to have died in an exorcism ritual on Valentine's Day in Pasacao town in Camarines Sur province were arrested by policemen on Thursday after a witness identified them, police said on Friday.