Attention all exorcists, can you go to the front desk, the Catholic church needs you PRONTO. Seems the Roman Catholic Church in America are freaking out about the small number of priests (about six of them) properly trained to cast out those damn demons. In response they had an emergency meeting in Baltimore (hmm, not Salem ?) this week and guess who was being blamed for the whole lack of exorcists thingy? Linda Blair and her head spinning antics, that’s who. Who knew the 1973 film would make a laughing stock out of the holy procedure. Anywho, the priests who can perform exorcisms are being run off their feet and desperately need help.
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Holy king of darkness Batman, guess where the devil is ? Well if you believe the Pope’s chief exorcist, he’s in the Vatican. Father Gabriele Amorth (84) is convinced the attack on Pope Benedict XVI and all the recent child sex abuse scandals are the work of the damn devil who is living amongst them. Amorth believes the Vatican needs a good old exorcism to “cast out the evil”. Now don’t be raising your eyebrow too high, Amorth has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms in his 50 year career (that devil sure gets around!). He’s seen it all “From the mouths of the possessed people all sorts of things come out, bits of metal as long as a finger, rose petals.” According to Amorth the devil has possessed numerous people including Hitler and Stalin. In fact he revealed that Pope Pius XII attempted a “long distance” exorcism of Hitler but it failed (no kidding). Hmm and Amorth is none too happy about the Harry Potter series believing it opens up children’s minds to the “king of darkness.”