Booming number of exorcisms in France

More than three times as many exorcisms are being carried out now than was the case 10 years ago, the Catholic Church has revealed.

One priest told Connexion he believes this is because France is less religious, leaving people vulnerable to diabolical attacks.

Currently about 50 exorcisms are carried out per year in Ile-de-France alone compared to 15 a decade ago.

There are around 2,500 requests annually in the region, which does not in itself represent an increase said Ile-de-France exorcist, Father Georges. However what has changed is the number of cases being identified as possession by the ...

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