(TUCSON SENTINEL) — Some 40 Catholic bishops from various dioceses in Mexico are attending an “intensive” exorcism seminar this week at the Pontifical University of Mexico, according to university rector Mario Flores Angel Ramos.

The bishops will be trained in how to perform exorcisms, which are “a reality in our society and it should be addressed from a biblical, theologic perspective with psychiatric aspects,” according to Ramos.

Italian Bishop Sante Babolin, who is leading the training along with a theologian and a psychiatrist, said he has conducted 1,650 exorcisms on 150 people (each case demands a series of exorcisms). He has succeeded 50 times, he said.

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