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Catholic Church's Top Exorcist Claims He Rid World of 160,000 Demons
CP World ^ | May 28, 2013 | Leonardo Blair

Posted on 05/31/2013 5:03:39 PM PDT by plain talk

The Catholic Church's top exorcist, who claims to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, says he wants Pope Francis to allow all priests to start performing the ritual to deal with a rising demand for exorcisms from the faithful. Father Gabriele Amorth, 88, who also heads the International Association of Exorcists, told The Sunday Times that he will ask Pope Francis to allow all priests the right to do exorcisms without the church's approval. According to the report, priests currently need special approval from their bishop to perform the rite and it is rarely granted.

"I will ask the pope to give all priests the power to carry out exorcisms, and to ensure priests are properly trained for these starting with the seminary. There's a huge demand for them," said Father Amorth. He explained that he was inspired to make the request after watching Pope Francis perform what he insists was an exorcism on a man "possessed by four demons" in St. Peter's Square. "The pope is also the Bishop of Rome, and like any bishop he is also an exorcist," Amorth reportedly told La Repubblica newspaper. "It was a real exorcism. If the Vatican has denied this, it shows that they understand nothing." "There was now, more than ever, a need for exorcists to combat people possessed by 'sorcerers' and 'Satanists,'" he noted in that report.

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TOPICS: Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: exorcism
Not sure the 1st sentence is accurate in that I am not sure the Priest is claiming exactly where these demons went. I would think all the Priest could claim is the demon was exorcised from a person and left that person. Where it went? No one would know that information
1 posted on 05/31/2013 5:03:39 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Washington DC?


2 posted on 05/31/2013 5:05:13 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: plain talk

Leonard Blair wrote the article. Can this priest go to Washington please?


3 posted on 05/31/2013 5:06:42 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: plain talk

Already posted here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3024812/posts


4 posted on 05/31/2013 5:10:39 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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Good, but just a drop in the bucket; there are 100 million demoncrats in this country alone.


5 posted on 05/31/2013 5:11:03 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: plain talk

I wonder if he’d find any demons torturing my soul.

I wonder if they think music has anything to do with it... if so, I’ll be there a while...


6 posted on 05/31/2013 5:12:34 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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As I understand it, they don’t “go” anywhere. They simply leave the body, they are cast out. They then will often go into someone else. Demons will not leave Earth until Judgement Day.

If anyone does not believe in possession, I recommend they listen to the exorcism recordings of Anneliese Michel, the case that inspired most of the exorcism movies. Truly spine-chilling.


7 posted on 05/31/2013 5:15:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Veto!; Admin Moderator

Thanks! Didn’t spot it when I searched.


8 posted on 05/31/2013 5:16:54 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Viennacon

yes that is what I would think as well


9 posted on 05/31/2013 5:17:47 PM PDT by plain talk
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Uh, they go someplace and their time to be banished forever isn’t yet at hand.


10 posted on 05/31/2013 5:32:59 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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Oh great ... hundreds of thousands of sanctioned ghost busters ...

We learned about Ritilin and put a stop to it ... now it'll be .. "God said so ... "

11 posted on 05/31/2013 5:47:17 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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"Good, but just a drop in the bucket; there are 100 million demoncrats in this country alone."

!!!

In the best voice of Larry the Cable Guy - "I don't care who you are, that there is FUNNY!

12 posted on 05/31/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see)
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Catholic Church's top exorcist, who claims to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell...

Obviously not over blessed with humility.

13 posted on 05/31/2013 6:02:04 PM PDT by tbpiper
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I'm not sure this is a good idea. I think an exorcist should have the permission of the local bishop before undertaking an exorcism. Frelancing doesn't sound like a good idea.
14 posted on 05/31/2013 6:20:17 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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He missed one:
15 posted on 05/31/2013 6:49:28 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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Yeah right, he just banished them to the IRS...


16 posted on 05/31/2013 7:26:10 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Those demons weren’t destroyed, simply relocated to new hosts (like those driven from the possessed man at Genessaret.) It would certainly explain why so many in Islam behave so irrationally.


17 posted on 05/31/2013 7:27:51 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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My initial thoughts exactly, but then I figured he was probably taken out of context, otherwise he would have become possessed himself instead as the devil will jump into the priest if he has sins and will try everything to weaken him anyway.

Also, for those who may wonder - the priest does not dispel the demon, only God does that. As in the St. Michael prayer....”cast out, by the power of God, .....” We cannot cast out, only get ourselves possessed. Hence, again, they took him out of context.


18 posted on 05/31/2013 7:37:25 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: plain talk

And yet he completely missed the Obama Administration.


19 posted on 05/31/2013 8:35:02 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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I am not sure the Priest is claiming exactly where these demons went.

The government.

20 posted on 05/31/2013 8:35:36 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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Back to where they came from, hades.


21 posted on 06/01/2013 3:48:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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I do believe the Vatican has given him permission.


22 posted on 06/01/2013 3:50:09 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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I think priests are careful about claiming pride in an exorcism. It is the power of Christ that expels the demons. The priest is a conduit.


23 posted on 06/01/2013 11:08:06 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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I recommend researching exorcism. There is compelling evidence of supernatural activity.


24 posted on 06/01/2013 11:09:51 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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