January 17th, 2014
08:38 PM ET

Does video show Pope Francis doing exorcism?

The rise of exorcisms.

It is a church sanctioned ritual to cleanse a person's soul, but it's a provocative that is rarely discussed.

Recently, Pope Francis received a great deal of attention when many accused him of performing an exorcism on a men from Mexico.

A country that's also seen a sharp rise in exorcisms as a way to combat the evil violence from drug cartels.

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen has more on the ritual.

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