Why does holy water have salt in it? In the East and the West, salt has always been added to the making of holy water. Before 1964, the Rituale Romanum includes an exorcism of the water and the adding of exorcized salt to the making of holy water. Here is the pre-1964 exorcism of the water. After 1964, the new Rituale Romanum excludes both the exorcism and the salt…

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