Video claims to show Pope Francis performing exorcism

Posted at 10:01 AM, May 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-22 10:01:45-04

The pope was captured on video performing what appeared to be an exorcism.

Many say it looks like Pope Francis was performing a ritual to free a man from demons.

As the video shows, the disabled man starting shaking. The Italian bishop-owned TV station that aired the mass quoted exorcists as saying there was no doubt he performed an exorcism.

But, the Vatican downplayed the incident insisting the pope was simply praying for the man.