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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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105) In a hilarious yet poignant appropriation of the exorcists' discourse, Don Quixote shouted the exact words of the official exorcism ritual of the
The pageant of the Seven Deadly Sins is a marked divergence from Marlowe's main source for the play, The History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus, which he generally follows pretty closely;(5) moreover, its origin in a Catholic exorcism ritual can clearly be related to the scene later in the play when the Pope is seen conducting an exorcism.
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.
A Romanian priest was sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday after a nun died during an exorcism ritual.
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.
A woman's death during a brutal, five-hour exorcism ritual was involuntary manslaughter and not murder, a judge ruled Wednesday in convicting the exorcist and the victim's husband of the lesser crime.
Father Bernd Hagenkord spoke to Vatican Radio and elaborated on the exorcism ritual.
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.