Source: The Atlantic
In the rolling Tuscan hills of Italy, the Vatican’s most prominent exorcist fights the true essence of evil. Father Raffaele Talmelli is engaged in an age-old tradition, but he takes a decidedly unorthodox approach to battling demons.
Ivan Olita’s short documentary “Contra Dæmones” offers an inside look at the modern exorcist’s practice.
In contrast to commonly held conceptions of exorcists, Father Talmelli is a trained psychiatrist. There’s little folklore in his approach to religion and evil.
“It’s not blind faith and fanatic beliefs; instead, it’s about deep knowledge of the writings and a very wise and philosophical approach to life and the fundamental questions that define it,” Olita told The Atlantic.
Read the story at The Atlantic.
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