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Vatican officially recognizes international association of exorcists

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he drives around St Peter's Square ahead of his first weekly general audience as pope on March 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square today. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Last week The Vatican formally recognized the International Association of Exorcists. It's a group of 250 Catholic priests who claim to cast out demons from humans, a scenario familiar to any lover of scary movies, like the 1973 classic "The Exorcist"

John Allen, Associate Editor at the Boston Globe who covers the Vatican and Catholic Church, joins Take Two to explain more about the Vatican's decision.

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