IT’S EXORCISM 101
MOSCOW: The Russian Orthodox Church has drawn up a set of regulations on the proper way to expel demons, after several deaths were caused by DIY exorcisms.
The church said the document, which is yet to be made public, would provide a “unifying” set of rules for the religious ritual. At least two Russians were killed in 2019 by family members who believed they were possessed by evil spirits.
A nine-year-old boy died after he was whipped by his father to try to “cast out a demon”, and a mother suffocated her son after he became interested in the occult.