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A horror classic is back--and so is exorcism, an old rite getting new respect

The story hangs on the testimony of an interested party. But according to Father Gabriele Amorth, exorcist for the Diocese of Rome, the heir to the throne of St. Peter recently spent half an hour struggling--literally--with a demon from hell. Pope John Paul II was conducting his regular Wednesday audience on Sept. 6 when there was reportedly a disturbance in the front row. A 19-year-old woman began screaming insults in what Italian newspapers called "a cavernous voice." Struggling with guards, she displayed "a superhuman strength." The frail Pontiff did not hesitate. After the apparent demoniac was hurried to a secluded area,...

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