Skip to comments.Catholic Church's Exorcist Hotline - Press 1 for Demonic Possession, Press 2 for Visions of Hell
Posted on 11/30/2012 9:23:25 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Press one for demonic possessions, press two for visions of Hell ... Catholic Church sets up exorcist hotline
The hotline has been set up in Milan, Europe's biggest Roman Catholic diocese, to cope with growing demand for exorcisms
People ringing the hotline will be able to schedule a visit from one of a team of 12 on-call priests
Help is at hand for Catholics in Milan who need to ward off evil at short notice.
The diocese has set up an exorcist hotline to cope with growing demand for assistance in dealing with potential cases of demonic possession.
People contacting the switchboard will be able to schedule a visit from one of a team of 12 priests on call to deal with emergency exorcisms.
Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, who has been chief exorcist in Milan since 1995, said the service had been set up in response to increasing numbers of requests from worshippers, and added that the number of exorcists appointed in the diocese had doubled over the past 15 years.
The priest, who described how one exorcist was dealing with as many as 120 cases every day, said the switchboard is manned from Monday to Friday between 2.30pm and 5pm.
'People in need can call and will be able to find a priest in the same area who doesn't have to travel too far,' the Monsignor told Italy's Chiesa di Milano website.
While for film fans the word exorcism conjures images of priests trying to drive a demon spirit from a levitating Linda Blair, Monsignor Mascheroni said that the most important role of the diocese's team was 'listening and consolation'.
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I came as soon as you called: In the 1973 film The Exorcist a mother enlists the help of priests when her 12-year-old daughter becomes possessed by a demon
“Hello, this is Peggy”.
*furiously pressing 2*
Stop watching the news. At least for the next four years.
Now, Say three Hail Marys and two Our Fathers & go right to sleep!
Well that’s just great... I ain’t Catholic... :-P
Any other responses other than pressing #1 or #2 will result in severe guilt!
LOL... That photo is fabulous... Still laughing out loud!
Typical sensationalist media garbage that I am SURE has completely distorted what is actually taking place.
Well, Nobody is perfect. LOL