‘Possessed’ woman, 28, undergoes nine-hour exorcism after attacking Italian priest

‘Possessed’ woman, 28, undergoes nine-hour exorcism to rid her of ‘the devil’ after attacking Italian priest during confession and speaking Latin in three different voices

  • A ‘possessed’ woman, 28, underwent a nine-hour exorcism in Italy on Sunday
  • She attacked a priest during a confession at the Church of St. Mary of Mount Berico
  • Witnesses said the woman started screaming and talking in other voices
  • Four brothers intervened and an exorcism took place until 8:30 p.m., when she passed out


A “possessed” woman underwent a nine-hour exorcism after assaulting an Italian priest during confession and beginning to speak in different voices and languages.

The 28-year-old woman was accompanied by her relatives to the Church of Saint Mary of Mount Berico in Vicenza, northern Italy, around 11 a.m. on Sunday to confess.

But witnesses said the unnamed woman began screaming and cursing inside the basilica, speaking in several voices and languages, including Latin, Corriere del Veneto reported.

The woman ran through the confessional rooms on the ground floor of the church, beat her mother and assaulted the priest who was making the confession, according to local news reports.

The 28-year-old woman attacked a priest on Sunday and spoke in other languages ​​while at the church of Saint Mary of Mount Berico (pictured) in Vicenza, northern Italy, for confession.

Four brothers reportedly intervened and performed a nine-hour exorcism for the woman, who they believe was possessed by the devil.

The exorcism did not end until 8:30 p.m. when the woman collapsed and was taken home by her parents and younger brother, local media reported.

Father Giuseppe Bernardi, the exorcist of Monte Berico, Father Carlo Rossato and two other brothers are said to have held the nine-hour exorcism.

Some witnesses called local police and ambulance services to inform them of the situation, but authorities are said to have stayed outside the church.

Father Giuseppe Bernardi, the exorcist of Monte Berico, Father Carlo Rossato (pictured) and two other brothers are said to have performed an exorcism for the woman for nine hours

Father Giuseppe Bernardi, the exorcist of Monte Berico, Father Carlo Rossato (pictured) and two other brothers are said to have performed an exorcism for the woman for nine hours

Father Rossato said, “It was a real property and the situation was not resolved until the evening when the girl physically collapsed.”

The father claimed there are “hundreds” of similar cases and said they have four exorcists in Vicenza’s curia to deal with such situations.

According to Il Giornale di Vicenza, her mother took her to confession because she believed there was a “demonic influence” behind her daughter’s alleged violent behavior.

Her father thought she was suffering from a psychiatric disorder.

MailOnline has contacted state police for comment.

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