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A painting showing Saint Francis Borgia, a 16th century saint,, performing an exorcism. Francisco Goya

Exorcisms have been part of Christianity for centuries

Forty-five years ago, 'The Exorcist' terrified viewers with its portrayal of a practice that goes back several centuries and continues today in Christianity.
Members of Chile’s bishops conference, in May 2018, who say they are open to whatever Pope Francis proposes to overhaul the Chilean church devastated by a clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Why the Catholic Church is so slow to act in sex abuse cases: 4 essential reads

Pope Francis has been accused of a cover-up in the sex abuse scandal involving Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop. Experts explain why it's hard for the Catholic Church to hold clergy accountable.
Detail from Saint Michael and the Demon, a neogothical stained glass window from Saint-Martin de Florac Church. Vassil/Wikimedia Commons

The Vatican, the exorcists and the return of the Devil in a time of enchantment

The Vatican is training priests to recognise and deal with the demonically possessed. This re-emergence of the Devil in popular Western culture is part of a new engagement with an enchanted world.

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