Exorcists From Around the World Travel to Rome for Conference On Battling Satan

A demon-like figure takes part in a festival in Mallorca, Spain (CREDIT: AFP)
A demon-like figure takes part in a festival in Mallorca, Spain (CREDIT: AFP)

It sounds like the start of a joke – a Catholic, a Lutheran and a Protestant walk into a room to talk about the devil – but a conference on exorcisms to be held this week in Rome will be no laughing matter.

For the first time, representatives of the main Christian faiths will come together to trade tips on casting out demons and combating the malign influence of Satan.

While the Catholic Church is best known for performing exorcisms, depicted in Hollywood films like The Rite, which starred Sir Anthony Hopkins, the practice exists in other denominations of Christianity.

The meeting will be the culmination of a week-long training course for exorcists which began on Monday at a Vatican-affiliated…

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SOURCE: Nick Squires, The Telegraph

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