Decline of religious belief means we need more exorcists, say Catholics

Telegraph UK:

By Rome

A six-day meeting in Rome aims to train about 200 Roman Catholic priests from more than 30 countries in how to cast out evil from people who believe themselves to be in thrall to the Devil.

The decline of religious belief in the West and the growth of secularism has “opened the window” to black magic, Satanism and belief in the occult, the organisers of a conference on exorcism have said.
The six-day meeting in Rome aims to train about 200 Roman Catholic priests from more than 30 countries in how to cast out evil from people who believe themselves to be in thrall to the Devil.
The conference, “Exorcism and Prayers of Liberation”, has also attracted psychiatrists, sociologists, doctors and criminologists in what the Church called a “multi-disciplinary” approach to exorcisms.

Coptic priest Father Samaan Ibrahim alle

A priest allegedly performs an exorcism on an Egyptian woman at the St. Samaans Church also known as the Cave Church in Cairo, Egypt.

Giuseppe Ferrari, from GRIS, a Catholic research group that organised the conference, said there was an ever growing need for priests to be trained to perform exorcisms because of the increasing number of lay people tempted to dabble in black magic, paganism and the occult.

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2 replies

  1. Belief in true and genuine religion, saves us from problems like this. Both the underlying psychiatric issues and then their supposed treatment in exorcism, where, the treatment is often worse than the disease itself.

    Such news may be one of the reasons, why need to search and find the Truth to save ourselves and our loved ones from such unnecessary miseries.

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