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  • Vatican recognises International Association of Exorcists

    07/03/2014 2:04:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 7/3/2014
    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....
  • Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists, says Catholic Church

    03/30/2011 3:55:43 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/30/11 | Nick Squires
    A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned. The web has made it easier than ever before to access information on Devil-worshipping and the occult, experts said. Exorcism is the subject of a six-day conference being held this week at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, which is under the Vatican's authority. "The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism," said Carlo Climati, a member of the university who specialises in the dangers posed to...
  • Catholic Church needs exorcists (Church short of priests who know how to perform exorcism)

    11/14/2010 10:12:15 AM PST · by WebFocus · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/13/2010 | Todd Venezia
    The Roman Catholic Church is looking for a few good men -- to battle Satan. The church in the US has become so short of priests who know how to perform an exorcism that it began an emergency two-day meeting yesterday to teach clerics how to properly cast out demons. A group of 56 bishops and 66 priests -- including an assistant to New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan -- have gathered in Baltimore for the Conference on the Liturgical and Pastoral Practice of Exorcism. The mystical meeting was focused on a lot more than just dodging green vomit and stopping...
  • Satanic sects in the Vatican

    01/08/2008 4:04:00 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 23 replies · 147+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 8th January 2008 | Chris Gillibrand
    Don Gabriele Amorth is the busiest exorcist in Europe. His job is to keep the Roman Pontiff free of demons. This is because, says the priest, the devil is abroad in the Vatican. SPIEGEL Author Alexander Smoltczyk has visited the priest - and to test out any demons. Rome - Everything goes wrong today. First, the Roman taxi drivers strike without any warning. Even the address specified cannot be found on the map plan of the city. Then the photographer calls and says that his camera had not charged. He must dismantle and repair it. All seems jinxed. "You are...
  • Vatican Denies Exorcist Expansion

    12/29/2007 1:37:43 PM PST · by kellynla · 14 replies · 306+ views
    VATICAN CITY, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Vatican is denying reports it plans to install more exorcists around the world so possessed people can get help quickly. "Pope Benedict XVI has no intention of ordering local bishops to bring in garrisons of exorcists to fight demonic possession,'' Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters in Rome Friday. On Thursday, the Roman Catholic Web site Petrus said the pope planned to install more exorcists in every diocese next year and reintroduce a prayer during mass to St. Michael the Archangel, believed to be the prime protector against evil, The Telegraph in Britain...
  • Priests get lesson in exorcism Lack of qualified clergy prompts Vatican class

    02/19/2005 6:55:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 49 replies · 2,399+ views
    FortWayne.com ^ | 02.17.05
    Priests get lesson in exorcism Lack of qualified clergy prompts Vatican class ROME – The Roman Catholic Church is facing a shortage that you might not have heard about: qualified exorcists. Thursday, about 100 priests rose in prayer, asked St. Mary for protection, then sat down to an eight-week study of exorcism and how to distinguish and fight true demonic possession. The course at Rome’s Regina Apostolorum, a prestigious pontifical university, represents the first time a Vatican-sanctioned study at this level has been dedicated to exorcism. In Italy, the number of official exorcists has soared in the past 20 years...
  • First day of school for aspiring Vatican exorcists

    10/13/2005 11:34:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 13, 2005 | Philip Pullella
    It was the first day of school, so some students were understandably nervous. But then again, they were not taking just any course, but one run by a Vatican university to teach aspiring demonologists and exorcists."There is no doubt that the devil is intervening more in the life of man these days," Father Paolo Scarafoni told the students, most of them priests who want to learn how to tackle the demon if they should ever encounter him."Not all of you will become exorcists but it is indispensable that every priest knows how to discern between demonic possession and psychological problems,"...
  • Italian Exorcists Dispel Misconceptions

    09/25/2005 12:55:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 437+ views
    Italian Exorcists Dispel Misconceptions Evangelization Seen as Main Task COLLEVALENZA, Italy, SEPT. 23, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The primary task of the exorcist is to proclaim the Gospel, said a congress of the Association of Italian Exorcists. "The Exorcist in the New Evangelization" was the theme of the eighth meeting of Italian exorcists held in Collevalenza, in the province of Perugia, attended by 180 members of the association. In statements to the Italian newspaper Avvenire, Father Giancarlo Gramolazzo, president of the International Association of Exorcists, said: "There is much disinformation today on the role of the exorcist; sadly, the media shows this...