Nick Pisa of Telegraph.co.uk reports that priests are to work alongside Italian police officers to tackle a rising tide of crimes linked to devil worship.The clerics have been seconded to the Squadra Anti Sette (SAS) anti-sect squad by the Vatican after Church officials became concerned about the number of churches being desecrated by Satanists. In recent months there have also been a string of murders that have been linked to devil worship. Many of the new wave of Satanists in Italy indulge in a potentially lethal blend of black magic, hard drugs, sex and heavy metal music. One recent murder case that dominated the headlines was the so-called "Beasts of Satan" trial of a group who bludgeoned two of their members before burying them alive in woods near Milan. Andrea Volpe, the Beasts of Satan ringleader, was given a life sentence, while his girlfriend, Elisabetta Ballarin, 19, was sentenced to 24 years. Also jailed was Nicola Sapone, 27, who was sentenced to 26 years. Their victims were Fabio Tollis, 16, and Chiara Marino, 19. Read more at Telegraph.co.uk.
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