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Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, will visit the Vatican (AP)

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Anthony Hopkins in a scene from the 2010 movie The Rite (CNS)

The president of the International Association of Exorcists has written an article for the Vatican newspaper

The house in St Louis where an exorcism took place many years ago (Photo: CNS)

The live television exorcism is a ‘dangerous endeavour’, says Bishop Hermann

‘I was reminded of that streetlight scene from The Exorcist...’

The night I outran my demons

As a young doctor on a cancer ward, I consoled myself with drink and
New Age nonsense. Then one evening I stepped into a chamber of horrors

The Prince of Wales speaks at Georgetown University (PA)
Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus (Photo: Keith Pattison)

Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a television gameshow

Anthony Hopkins stars in The Rite (courtesy of New Line Cinema)

The American Gothic – from The Exorcist to Scooby Doo – deals with the shadows that have not been banished by the Enlightenment