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40 Mexican Bishops Are Taking an 'Intensive' University Exorcism Course

Mario Flores - GlobalPost
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July 22, 2014

Pope Francis performs exorcism in Vatican City? (Truthloader)

Some 40 Catholic bishops from various dioceses in Mexico are attending an "intensive" exorcism seminar this week at the Pontifical University of Mexico, according to university rector Mario Flores Angel Ramos.

The bishops will be trained in how to perform exorcisms, which are "a reality in our society and it should be addressed from a biblical, theological perspective with psychiatric aspects," according to Ramos.

Italian Bishop Sante Babolin, who is leading the training along with a theologian and a psychiatrist, said he has conducted 1,650 exorcisms on 150 people (each case demands a series of exorcisms). He has succeeded 50 times, he said.

Exorcisms, the cleansing of demons from a person or area, are ancient parts of several religions. In Catholicism, exorcisms are church-sanctioned — though rarely talked about — rituals done in the name of Jesus Christ.

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