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Pope may have 'exorcised' ill man, say experts

Francis appears to have recited prayer against evil

20 May, 18:35
Pope may have 'exorcised' ill man, say experts (ANSA) - Rome, May 20 - Exorcism experts said on Monday that it appears that Pope Francis may have performed an exorcism on an ill man on St Peter's Square following mass on Pentecost Sunday.

According to a panel of clergy specialized in exorcism speaking on the religious satellite channel TV2000's program Vade Retro, images appear to show the pontiff placing his hands on a man's head and reciting a prayer to liberate the him from demons.

Next Friday's edition of the program on the religious satellite channel will be dedicated to "Pope Francis' battle against the devil and his seductions," the program conductor said. TV2000 is the television channel of the Italian Bishops Conference.

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