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Tuesday
May212013

Did Pope Francis Perform Exorcism on Teen?

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(ROME) -- Claims that Pope Francis performed an exorcism on a disabled teenager in St. Peter's Square after mass on Sunday have led to denials from the Vatican.

The Catholic TV2000 filmed the pope blessing children with disabilities, showing the pope covering one teen's head with his hands and pushing back.

The TV network interviewed exorcists who said it was an exorcism, or "liberation prayer" from evil.

The Vatican instead said it was simply a prayer for someone suffering.

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