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NATION IN BRIEF : NEW YORK : Cardinal Reveals 2 Recent Exorcisms

March 06, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Roman Catholic priests have performed two exorcisms in New York recently to banish the devil, and Cardinal John J. O'Connor blames heavy-metal rock music for popularizing devil worship. O'Connor said in his Sunday sermon at St. Patrick's Cathedral that "as far as we know (the exorcisms) have been successful." O'Connor said heavy-metal music "can help trap people, especially teen-agers," into devil worship. "I think the industry had better police itself," O'Connor said.

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