Umm…we WERE intrigued by this
when it seemed like it was real.
Last week, we reported that Discovery Channel was partnering with The Vatican for The Exorcist Files, a show which would recreate documented stories of real-life hauntings and demonic possession, based on cases found in the Vatican’s exclusive case files.
The Vatican doesn't seem to be on the same page as Discovery though. Here's what Monsignor Paul Tighe had to say about it:
"They (Discovery) may have had contact with some individual, but we've had no contact with Discovery here."
Vatican officials have said that the Church has "no official involvement with the series," and that the Vatican "does not even have a group of exorcists."
Here's what a rep from Discovery had to say in response:
“[We are] working with Catholic priests at parishes all over the world for the show and look forward to telling their stories.”
So, no more Vatican AT ALL? What's the deal, Discovery?