The diocese in Italy is training priests to meet increasing demand for exorcisms
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Wednesday 15 May 2013
There comes a moment in practically every Robert Edric novel when the setting (Victorian Cumberland, African jungle, dystopian future) melts away and some elemental human dilemmas begin to declare themselves.
Friday 19 April 2013
Monday 08 April 2013
Two elderly women have been beheaded in front of a crowd of onlookers in Papua New Guinea in the latest of a spate of brutal attacks in the country against people accused of witchcraft.
Saturday 30 March 2013
The strange tale of a man with demons
Monday 18 March 2013
His right-wing critics were probably nodding sagely in approval – but Barack Obama may have reason to feel aggrieved after hit American mini-series The Bible cast an actor with a striking resemblance to the US President in a key role – Satan.
Thursday 24 January 2013
Phillip Schofield said David Cameron would "absolutely" come back on This Morning despite the storm of controversy caused when he ambushed the Prime Minister with a list of alleged paedophiles during a live interview.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
"Close your eyes and try three times," our young guide explains. The pressure's on. Throw the pebble in the right-hand hole, I get heaven – the left and it's eternal damnation.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Friday 07 December 2012
Every show has a back-story, but this is more convoluted than most. With its Gothic effects – including a saucy ballet for ghostly nuns - and with its massive orchestral, vocal, and choreographic forces, Meyerbeer’s ‘Robert le diable’ quickly became the most popular opera in Europe after its 1831 premiere, yet this is its first London production since 1890.
Friday 23 November 2012
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Blatter faced heavy criticism for his "unfortunate words" in an interview with CNN
Friday 09 November 2012
Downing Street has denounced “trial by Twitter” and a “silly stunt” by the ITV presenter Phillip Schofield who ambushed David Cameron live on air by handing him an internet-sourced list of suspected paedophiles - causing a shocked Prime Minister to complain of a “witch hunt” against gay people.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Four centuries after the infamous witch trials of 1612, artist Joe Hesketh is a modern day Halloween witch from Pendle. Matilda Battersby meets her
Friday 19 October 2012
Assassin's Creed Cajun style.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
With winter rains on the way, now is the time to invest in these wet-weather shields that will keep the damp away in style
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