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The Vatican’s class on handling demons is alive and well: are exorcisms around the world on the rise?

Demonic possessions are often chocked up to the world of mythology, but in recent years, the number of exorcisms performed has been on the rise. So much so that the Catholic Church in Rome is now offering a week-long course on how to perform exorcisms, expounding on the nature of angels and demons.

The course, titled “Exorcis

m and Prayer of Liberation” is in its eleventh year running and attracts over a thousand graduates. It is organized by the Sacerdos Institute in collaboration with the Group for Socio-religious Research and Information (GRIS) and the International Association of Exorcists (IEA), according to Breitbart.

The intent of the course, lead by Father Pedro Barrajon, is to provide priests, doctors, psychologists and teachers with the tools necessary to distinguish a genuine possession from a psychological disorder in need of medical attention.

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