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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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"This course is useful because it prepares the priests who carry out exorcisms to have a complete vision, a multi-disciplined view of the situation," he added.
"Almost every free night that I have is taken up with exorcisms."
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It will cover fields "related to the devil, exorcisms and being possessed and hell", it was reported by newspaper El Diario.
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. According to the Gatestone Institute, schools in Gaza have welcomed Islamic preachers from The Ship of Missionary Salvation, an organization supported by the Hamas-dominated Waqf Ministry.
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. Despite his citing Duffy, the author seems to favor the Cisalpine clergy because they were more rational than the Jesuits and more willing to limit papal power in order to prove that Catholics could be loyal subjects.
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.
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.