The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia describes an exorcism as "the act of driving out, or warding off, demons, or evil spirits, from persons, places, or things, which are believed to be possessed or infested by them." To many, exorcisms are most familiar as the plot line in the Hollywood 1973 classic "The Exorcist" and more recently "The Rite" . However, many of the faithful take exorcisms very seriously and the Catholic Church held a conference about exorcisms as recently as 2010. However, rarely do people get to see what an exorcism actually looks like. In these photos, pastors at the Church of the Divine Saviour on the outskirts of Mexico City perform exorcism rituals on afflicted church-goers.
Exorcism in Mexico City