Been searching for the Devil? Look no further than the Vatican. An article in the London Telegraph reports that the Vatican’s chief exorcist says the Devil resides in the Vatican. And if you’re wondering whether or not your mate or child is possessed, consider this:
People possessed by evil sometimes had to be physically restrained by half a dozen people while they were exorcised. They would scream, utter blasphemies and spit out sharp objects, he said.
“From their mouths, anything can come out – pieces of iron as long as a finger, but also rose petals,” said Father Amorth, who claims to have performed 70,000 exorcisms. “When the possessed dribble and slobber, and need cleaning up, I do that too. Seeing people vomit doesn’t bother me. The exorcist has one principal duty – to free human beings from the fear of the Devil.”
MORE HOT TIMES: Moving on from the Devil, Canada experienced some warmth of its own. The southern U.S. had its coldest winter in decades; Canada had its warmest:
Environment Canada scientists report that winter 2009/10 was 4 C above normal, making it the warmest since nationwide records were first kept in 1948. It was also the driest winter on the 63-year record, with precipitation 22 per cent below normal nationally, and down 60 per cent in parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
“It’s beyond shocking,” David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said Tuesday. Records have been shattered from “coast to coast to coast.”
What to expect from the winter that wasn’t? Water shortages, insect infestations and wildfires.