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Pope may have 'exorcised' ill man, say experts
ANSA ^ | 5-20-2013

Posted on 05/20/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT by markomalley

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.


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: christianmedia; demons; exorcism; popefrancis; satan

1 posted on 05/20/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Was his name Dick Durbin?


2 posted on 05/20/2013 11:56:32 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: markomalley

Or maybe he just blessed him.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 11:56:42 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: markomalley

Other than a possible change in someones behavior and/or maybe appearance, how does anyone know if someone has been exorcised?


4 posted on 05/20/2013 11:58:57 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

In Obama’s case, a herd of swine will appear and run headlong into traffic, all wearing keffyehs.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 12:12:13 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: markomalley

Can His Holiness visit WashDC anytime soon?


6 posted on 05/20/2013 12:29:59 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: markomalley

my first question is...

did it work?


7 posted on 05/20/2013 12:35:40 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: fulltlt
Was his name Dick Durbin?

LOL

8 posted on 05/20/2013 12:37:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: MarMema

A priest (or the Pope) placing hands on someone’s head is also part of the ritual of the Anointing of the Sick. (At least as far as I know, since I have never witnessed and exorcism.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 3:28:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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