Devil inside you? Call the exorcist hotline

Brought to you by the Catholic Church. But where's the Twitter?
Written by Mark Halper, Contributor
"Please hold the line. Due to the recent escape of Beelzebub, our call volume is very high at the moment. An Exorcisms R Us representative will be with you shortly."

I couldn't make this up. Actually, I could. But this is real, brought to you by the Catholic Church.

The diocese of Milan has set up a hotline for souls interested in an exorcism, the BBC reports, noting that, "People calling it will be able to book an appointment to see a local priest with specific training."

Milan has also doubled the number of priests who specialize in exorcisms, from 6 to 12, and has published their names and phone numbers.

Why the expansion?

"Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, who has trained priests to carry out exorcisms for the past 15 years, said demand had soared recently," the story says.

Crazy, eh? I mean, a call center? That's so last year. Why not use Twitter?

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This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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