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Vatican recognises International Association of Exorcists
La Stampa ^ | 7/3/2014

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 L’Osservatore Romano reports that the Congregation for the Clergy approved the association’s 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 L’Osservatore Romano that the Holy See’s 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.


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: exorcist; exorcists; vatican

1 posted on 07/03/2014 2:04:58 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Traditional Catholics Want to Know: Will they be using the 1614 rite or the 1999 rite.
2 posted on 07/03/2014 5:59:25 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: markomalley

Their first meeting will be at the White House. I’m just saying . . .


3 posted on 07/03/2014 7:20:09 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Oratam

I think Trad Catholics already know the answer to this question.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 7:25:02 AM PDT by piusv
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To: piusv

I have hope if Fr. Amorth is involved as he described the revised rite as “useless.”


5 posted on 07/03/2014 8:08:43 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

True. I hope you’re “rite” (ba dum dum).


6 posted on 07/03/2014 8:28:54 AM PDT by piusv
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To: markomalley

International Association of Exorcists Local 666.


7 posted on 07/03/2014 8:38:20 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


8 posted on 07/05/2014 10:42:33 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: zot

exorcism & Vatican follow on ping


9 posted on 07/05/2014 12:00:10 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

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.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 2:53:03 PM PDT by zot
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To: zot

:)


11 posted on 07/05/2014 3:02:26 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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