The school pastor decided to limit access to the cycle of teenage novels after consulting with exorcists.
A series of books about Harry Potter was removed from the library at St. Edward’s School, which is located in the city of Nashville, the capital of Tennessee. As priest Dan Rihil explained, the spells and curses in the novels are real, so readers of the cycle run the risk of summoning evil spirits.
Rihil also stated that both American and Roman exorcists advised him to remove Harry Potter books from the school library.
Rebecca Hammil, superintendent of the schools of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, emphasized that the pastor has the authority to remove certain books from the library, and also clarified that the Harry Potter cycle was not removed from other educational institutions of the city.