An Italian man has officially divorced his wife on the grounds that she was “possessed by the devil.” She was granted a clean bill of health by several doctors and psychiatrists, so her odd behavior was not due to an illness. Several exorcists have also tried to cure her of the demons that plague her over the years, but it did not help.
This Italian woman has been exhibiting ‘inexplicable behavior’ since 2007 that include fits, stiffening and unusual phenomenon. Her husband, her sister, a preist and a Capuchin monk all confirmed her unusual behavior and attributed this to possible “demonic possession.” This woman was once a devout Catholic, but in one of her fits, she knocked over a Church pew with only one hand, hurling it toward the alter.
From The Local:
The couple, who have two children, were eventually granted a no-fault divorce.
The judge ruled that the incidents couldn’t be attributed to an illness, since the woman was judged healthy following by doctors and psychiatrists. Several exorcists had also attempted to cure her over the years, but to no avail.
Italy had no provision for divorce until 1970 and the difficulties caused by this were the subject of a celebrated 1961 film “Divorce, Italian Style”.