Skip to comments.Vatican recognises International Association of Exorcists
Posted on 07/03/2014 2:04:58 AM PDT by markomalley
The International Association of Exorcists (IAE) now has a legal status. Vatican newspaper LOsservatore Romano reports that the Congregation for the Clergy approved the associations statutes and recognized it under Canon Law (Canon 322, paragraph 1) on 13 June 2014.
The IAE is now recognised as a private international association of faithful in accordance with Canon 116, paragraph 2 and has all the rights and obligations stated within the Code.
The idea of creating an association of exorcists was introduced in Italy by Gabriele Amorth, a priest from the Society of St. Paul, towards the end of the last century. Occult practices were becoming more widespread at the time and a growing number of faithful who felt they were in danger or threatened, turned to exorcists. Fr. Amorth therefore had the idea of bringing exorcists together to exchange experiences and reflections in order to offer more concrete and efficient assistance to those who turned to them for help. Thus, the Italian association of exorcists was born on 4 September 1991. In 1993 Fr. Amorth and other Italian exorcists attended a convention organized by French exorcist René Chenessau and the theologian René Laurentin. The experience was positive and was repeated in Ariccia, Italy, in 1994. Here, it was decided that these international meetings would take place every two years. Fr. Amorth was elected president of the organizational structure and a draft statute for an international organization was drawn up.
Fr. Francesco Bamonte, an exorcist from the Diocese of Rome told LOsservatore Romano that the Holy Sees approval of the IAE is cause for joy, not just for us associates but for the Church as a whole. God calls some priests to the precious ministry of exorcism and liberation, giving them the task of accompanying those people who require specific spiritual and pastoral attention with humility faith and charity, offering them support and encouraging them along the path of liberation and helping to revive their hope.
The president of the IAE said he hoped that priests would take stock of this dramatic reality which is often ignored or underestimated. Exorcism is in fact another form of charity and assistance to those who suffer; this undoubtedly forms part of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The IAE currently has approximately 250 exorcists across 30 nations.
Their first meeting will be at the White House. I’m just saying . . .
I think Trad Catholics already know the answer to this question.
I have hope if Fr. Amorth is involved as he described the revised rite as “useless.”
True. I hope you’re “rite” (ba dum dum).
International Association of Exorcists Local 666.
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I hope the International Association of Exorcists doesn’t charge a fee, because if they do and you don’t pay your exorcist, you get repossessed.