Is the Roman Catholic Church preparing for an all-out war against vampires? Probably not, but it's still pretty cool to know that the Catholic Church officially held a conference for exorcists this month that included discussing the topic of vampires:

"Vampires, the devil's deceit and mental illness are among the hot topics for some 300 exorcists who flocked to Poland this week from as far away as Africa and India for a week-long congress.

Held at Poland's Roman Catholic Jasna Gora monastery, home to the venerated Black Madonna icon, this year's congress 'examines the current fashion for vampirism in Europe and the world-over, schizophrenia and other mental disorders as well as the devil's deceit during exorcism,' according to the monastery's radio station.

Hailing from India, world-renowned exorcist Father Rufus Pereira as well as chief exorcist of the Archdiocese of Vienna Larry Hogan are among the participants, the radio reported. The unusual meeting is held once every two years."

We wish that we could have been a fly on the wall during this week-long event. We're sure it isn't as interesting as it sounds, but we've love to hear stories from the 300 exorcists that attended this congress.

Source: AFP