A senior priest in Florence is under investigation for fraud after allegedly amassing £3 million by performing fake exorcisms.
As opposed to what, exactly?
It’s all fraud. Some people are just gullible enough to fall for it.
In this case, though, Father Francesco Saverio Bazzoffi had his friends pretend to be possessed and he later “cured” them. Others then gave their money so they could get rid their demons as well.
More importantly, though, Bazzoffi didn’t have an exorcism license.
Apparently, if he was a “priest authorized by the diocese,” he could perform exorcisms and get away with it.
(via Tiny Frog)
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