Nearly 200 delegates — most of them priests and nuns — from more than two dozen countries attend a Vatican-sponsored exorcism conference in Rome. Although it is difficult to measure, Vatican officials talk about a resurgence of mystical rites in the Catholic church, including exorcisms.
May 5, 2014 The annual Exorcism and Prayer for Liberation conference in Rome drew about 200 participants — most of them priests and nuns — from more than two dozen nations. Exorcists say that Pope Francis has become their new champion in the face of modern skeptics, many of them within the Catholic faith. Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images for The Washington Post Buy Photo