Exorcism: fact or fiction?
Is demonic possession the work of myth?
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In Christianity, exorcism is the ritual of casting out or expelling demons. Demonic possession and the work of the exorcist has been recorded as far back as the mid-13th century, but the first official guidelines for exorcism were actually established in 1614. In the four hundred years since, numerous cases of people seemingly possessed by evil spirits have come to light. Some of these exorcisms are truly notorious. Others have inspired seriously scary films. But at what point is an exorcism needed, and what is the role of an anti-occult priest—the so-called exorcist? For these answers and more, click on!
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