According to a report in The Times newspaper: Satan may now be driven out by English incantations, rather than only Latin, after the US Conference of Catholic Bishops made available a translation of the church’s exorcism rituals. The move is intended to make the expulsion of evil spirits less challenging for priests amid rising demand, no longer requiring them to pray away the powers of darkness in the language of ancient Rome.
Yeah... but what if you are dealing with ancient demons who only understand Aramaic or Sumerian?
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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