'Possessed' woman undergoes exorcism after she attacked Italian priest
‘Possessed’ woman, 28, undergoes nine-hour exorcism to rid her of ‘the devil’ after she attacked Italian priest during confession and started speaking Latin in three different voices
- A ‘possessed’ woman, 28, underwent a nine-hour exorcism on Sunday in Italy
- She attacked a priest amid confession at the Church of St Mary of Mount Berico
- Witnesses reportedly said the woman began to scream and speak in other voices
- Four friars intervened and a exorcism took place until 8.30pm, when she fainted
A ‘possessed’ woman underwent a nine-hour exorcism after she attacked an Italian priest during confession and started speaking in different voices and languages.
The 28-year-old woman was accompanied by her family members to the Church of Saint Mary of Mount Berico in Vicenza, northern Italy, at around 11am on Sunday for confession.
But witnesses said the unnamed woman began to scream and swear inside the basilica, and spoke in different voices and languages, including Latin, Corriere del Veneto reported.
The woman ran through the confession rooms on the ground floor of the church, slapped her mother and attacked the priest running the confession, according to local news reports.
The 28-year-old woman attacked a priest and spoke in other languages while at the Church of Saint Mary of Mount Berico (pictured) in Vicenza, northern Italy, on Sunday for confession
Four friars reportedly intervened and held a nine-hour-long exorcism for the woman, who they claimed was possessed by the devil.
The exorcism did not finish until 8.30pm when the woman collapsed and was taken home by her parents and younger brother, local media reported.
Father Giuseppe Bernardi, the exorcist of Monte Berico, Father Carlo Rossato and two other brothers were reported to have held the nine-hour long exorcism.
Some witnesses called local police and ambulance services to alert them to the situation, but authorities were said to have remained outside the church.
Father Giuseppe Bernardi, the exorcist of Monte Berico, Father Carlo Rossato (pictured) and two other brothers were reported to have held a nine-hour exorcism for the woman
Father Rossato said: ‘It was a real possession and it was only in the evening that the situation was resolved, when the girl physically collapsed.’
The Father claimed there are ‘hundreds’ of similar cases and said they have four exorcists in the curia of Vicenza to deal with such situations.
According to Il Giornale di Vicenza, her mother took her to confession because she believed there was a ‘demonic influence’ behind her daughter’s alleged violent behaviour.
Her father reportedly believed she was suffering from a psychiatric disorder.
MailOnline has contacted State Police for comment.
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