VICENZA – Four friars of the Order of the Servants of Mary of the Sanctuary of Monte Berico, in Vicenza, would have performed a rite of exorcism for a young girl who would have attacked one of them during a confession, with screams and blasphemies. The episode would take place on Sunday morning. The rite would last several hours, with the friars who first removed the faithful from the hall of the “penitentiary”; Police officers and 118 operators also intervened on the spot. In the end, the alleged possessed, coming from a location outside the province of Vicenza, she fainted and was taken home.
According to what has been reconstructed, the young woman’s mother would have taken her to the Marian shrine of Vicenza after she had shown signs of imbalance, with violent behavior and blasphemous phrases. At the time of the attack, the girl’s brother was also present with her parents. The confessor asked for the help of the confreres, who first removed the other faithful from the penitentiary, and then began the rite of exorcism. In the meantime, the police headquarters, the local police and the SUEM were called, but their operators remained outside the penitentiary. Around 20.30 the girl would suddenly fall asleep, exhausted.