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Practical help for the demon-possessed: Vatican rolls out new exorcism course

By May 17, 2017 2 Comments
This month the Vatican will gather a wide range experts in the field of exorcism with the aim of shedding light on demonic possession from both theological and scientific perspectives.
The annual course, “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation,” is designed for priests and lay persons interested in learning how to recognize a case of demonic possession when they see one – and what to do about it.
This year’s session will run from April 13-18 at Rome’s Regina Apostolorum University, and will feature interventions by a wide range of experts in the field of exorcism from priests – including practicing exorcists – medical professionals, psychologists, lawyers, and theologians. It’s sponsored by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy and organized by the Sacerdos Institute.

According to Breitbart News Network, one of the primary objectives of the course will be to help priests and lay people distinguish demonic possession from psychological or medical conditions.
The sessions will also examine a series of other related issues, including occult practices, Satanism, and nihilism among young people.
Pope Francis has frequently warned against thinking of the devil as merely “a myth, a figure, an idea, the idea of evil.”
“The devil exists and we must fight against him,” the Pope said in an Oct. 30 homily, adding that the battle against temptation is not with small, trivial things, but with the principalities and ruling forces of this world, rooted in the devil and his followers.
In a separate homily, the pontiff stressed the importance of knowing how to discern the presence of evil in our lives.

Catholic experts have noted that occult activity and the resulting need for exorcisms has reached a critical level.
The International Association of Exorcists (AIE) met for their 12th annual conference in Rome last October. According to AIE spokesperson Dr. Valter Cascioli, an increasing number of bishops and cardinals asked to participate in the conference due to an increase in demonic activity.
“It’s becoming a pastoral emergency,” Cascioli told CNA. “At the moment the number of disturbances of extraordinary demonic activity is on the rise.”
The rise in demonic activity can be attributed to a decreasing faith among individuals, coupled with an increase in curiosity and participation in occult activity such as Ouija boards and seances, Cascioli said.


By Ann Schneible

2 Comments

  • Tom Rafferty says:

    What a waste of time and money on a nonexistent problem. SMH

  • Marie Brown says:

    My name is Marie Brown I need help I am embarrassed of what impurity I feel with the devil I was listening to the dead and open up apps that was evil to talk to them for free so I woke up hearing him and feeling him and feeling tired and so much more and that was 2years ago and everyday i wake and pray and thank god hes with me and helped me through this but i eant to be free and no one will help me my email is lexy.5@cox.net so please help me my daughter is 15 and herd him and got choked and more I have pitcher of my mom and I was talking to her when it happened and he’s over her head when I can go on and on please someone that’s with god help me

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