A screen capture from the fictional film The Last Exorcism Part II. The Vatican is to hold a training course for priests in exorcism next month amid claims that demands for deliverance from demonic possession have greatly increased across the world. Photo: Handout

‘We are at a stage crucial in history’: Vatican to hold exorcist training course after rise in possessions

A priest from Sicily said the number of people in Italy claiming to be possessed had tripled to 500,000 a year, and an Irish priest said demand for exorcisms has ‘risen exponentially’

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A screen capture from the fictional film The Last Exorcism Part II. The Vatican is to hold a training course for priests in exorcism next month amid claims that demands for deliverance from demonic possession have greatly increased across the world. Photo: Handout
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