'Pope Francis Effect' Partly Credited With Increase in Exorcisms

April 14, 2015 6:52 PM

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'Pope Francis Effect' Partly Credited With Increase in Exorcisms

Pope Francis has another feather to add to his pontiff hat. He has been credited, in part, for easing American-Cuba relations, riling Turkish sentiment by referring to an Armenian genocide, and, lately, for an increase in the number of exorcisms performed globally.

The Argentine pope has, indeed, encouraged exorcism priests in their fight against "the Devil's works" and said late last year the Catholic Church needs to help "those possessed by evil.”

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