The Vatican is denying claims this morning that Pope Francis performed an exorcism on a man in a wheelchair.

In video taken of the encounter, the man can be seen seizing, before shaking and shrinking back in his chair when the Pope touched him. The priest who accompanied the man claimed he was possessed by demons.

Earlier in April not long after his inauguration, Pope Francis made headlines when video surfaced showing him stopping in his path to embrace a boy with cerebral palsy as he made his way through a crowd, causing the boy to burst into a smile.