Topic / Exorcism

South Korean woman jailed in Germany for exorcism death

A court in Frankfurt this week sentenced a 44-year-old woman to six years in prison for her role in an exorcism that led to the death of her 41-year-old South Korean cousin. The trial, according to this report, also involved four other South Korean nationals who were all related to the female victim, including her […]

Horoscopes are ridiculous but Satan is real says exorcist

Mexican priest Father Francisco López Sedano, above, dismissed horoscopes as ‘ridiculous’ in a recent interview. Thinking that the stars influence our lives is “the biggest lie,” Lopez said. They’re a million miles away! They are bodies made up of metals and gases, how are they going to influence us? The same goes for magic, which is […]

Priest who pitted himself against Satan’s hordes is dead

Veteran Catholic exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth has died at the age of 91. The National Catholic Register reports that he had performed over 70,000 exorcisms over 29 years. In 1990, he founded the International Association of Exorcists and was President until he retired, in 2000. In one of his last interviews, Amorth blamed “pure atheism” for […]

A Dane in Spain is casting out demons that cause autism

People in Barcelona have been warned to steer well clear of a lunatic evangelical group founded in Denmark by Torben Sondergaard, above, which is staging several ‘spirituality seminars’ this weekend in in the city. The warning, according to this report, was sounded by Ireland’s Fiona O’Leary, of the group Autistic Rights Together (ART) who herself […]

Judge told of an exorcism that ‘cleansed’ a killer of demons

A South African judge, due to sentence Aljar Swartz, above, for murder, said this week that she would ‘take into account’ the fact that killer had been freed of demonic possession by a cleric who carried out an exorcism outside Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. According to this report, Judge Elize Steyn, who is expected […]

‘Devil boy’ allegedly starved and beaten by RCMP officer

A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted police, currently suspended without pay, told a court this week that he enlisted his brother – a priest – to perform an exorcism on his ‘possessed’ 11-year-old son. The boy’s dad and stepmother, both free on bail, are each charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement, and failure to […]

‘Devout Christians’ jailed for murder of ‘possessed’ teen

Four South African women – described by a judge as ‘instruments of evil’ – have been jailed for the fatal exorcism of Sinethemba Dlamini, 14, above. The Durban women, according to this report, believed that Dlamini was possessed by a demon and decided to disembowel her via her private parts to take out the demon […]

Angry Christians attack atheists

A group of atheists in Bogotá, Colombia, last week decided that they had had enough of religious rallies being staged in a local park without proper authorisation. So, “in defence of public space”, members of the Asociación de Ateos de Bogotá unfurled a banner that stated “Ninguna iglesia por encima de las leyes” (“No church […]

‘Stealth’ exorcisms needed in the US

If you plan on exorcising an entire country – something that happened recently in Mexico – don’t go shouting about it before you start attacking demons with crucifixes, holy water and mumbo-jumbo invocations. Why? Because there is usually backlash in the form of scepticism and ridicule, according to Father Gary Thomas, pastor at Sacred Heart […]

Demons attacked in covert operation

A few weeks have elapsed since Mexico became the first country in the world to be subjected to a covert mass exorcism – but we are still awaiting proof that its demons have fled to pastures new. The Great Exorcism (exorcismo magno) took place in May, and was presided over by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, […]