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Spanish students required to study exorcism


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Students in Spain apparently need more help fighting off the devil than the rest of the world, as a Spanish university is insisting they take a compulsory course in fending off ‘The Evil.’

A priest has been invited to the University College of Barberan and Collan to provide tuition on all “fields related to the devil, exorcisms, possession and hell”, newpaper El Diario claims.

The priest, José Antonio Fortea Cucurull, is a supposed expert in the practice and has written an instruction manual on performing exorcisms, as well as other manuals on demonology and related fields.

Fortea Cucurull has made the news before in 2010 when he defended the Vatican in the midst of breaking child sex abuse claims. The Papal exorcist said that the claims were the work of the devil.

He also made the news by speaking out against the Mexican “demon summoning” craze known as the Charlie Charlie challenge. He said that spirits summoned “will harass some of those who play the game” and may “stay around for a while”, potentially resulting in “other spirits beginning to enter into even more frequent communication.”

In an interview with Antena 3, Fortea Cucurull said: “The devil does not have horns or a colour, it is an incorporeal entity that all religions agree roams the world. It exists.”

The university believes the course will encourage intellectual and moral development in its students.

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