Leave it to the experts: Russian Orthodox Church leader instructs followers not to carry out DIY exorcisms on children

Parents worried

Parents worried that their offspring have been possessed by evil spirits should avoid staging their own rituals. That’s the advice from one of Moscow’s leading church officials after shocking footage emerged of homespun exorcisms.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk told reporters on Saturday that those fearing their loved ones had become “possessed” should seek out the help of their priest before attempting ceremonies themselves.

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