03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Banishing Beelzebub 101: Vatican Sends Aspiring Exorcists To School...

It was the first day of school, so some students were understandably nervous. But then again, they were not taking just any course, but one run by a Vatican university to teach aspiring demonologists and exorcists.

"There is no doubt that the devil is intervening more in the life of man these days," Father Paolo Scarafoni told the students, most of them priests who want to learn how to tackle the demon if they should ever encounter him.

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