Only 404 Exorcist In The World & The Demonic On The Rise
404 are the exorcists in the world, to which are added 124 auxiliary and an unknown number that is not among the members of the International Association of Exorcists (IEA), the only institution in the field recognized by the Vatican. In Italy there are 240 exorcists and 62 auxiliaries that have to cope with an increasing demand due to the spread of occultism and Satanism.
A cult, the latter who is highly popular in the big cities, with extensive ramifications to the strong powers. For Father Francesco Bamonte, exorcist of the diocese of Rome and president of the IEA, is fundamental "A serious ongoing formation and full fidelity to liturgical and pastoral norms" to verify that no cases such as those staged by the documentary film "Deliver"
It is an age-old battle that the Catholic Church is fighting against the devil. Troops choices of a clash timeless are the exorcists, priests to whom is entrusted the task of countering the action of evil. Still too few, considering that those enrolled in the International Association of Exorcists (IEA), the only institution in the field recognized by the Vatican, do not reach a half thousand.
404 are the exorcists in the world, to which are added 124 auxiliaries and an unknown number of exorcists outside that computes the IEA.There are, however, reliable data on the amount of people every year are turning to their care. Are devoid of any foundation, also, the statistics showing a South Italian ignorant and superstitious in first place for requests for exorcisms, especially by women with a medium-low cultural level. The reality is quite different and there are no significant regional differences.
The presence in the dioceses. In Italy there are 240 exorcists and 62 auxiliaries. To these should be added a few dozen that are not IEA members, strongly supported Association by Don Gabriele Amorth in the early nineties and officially approved by the Congregation for the Clergy in 2014.
The small group of ordained ministers, who oversees the 225 dioceses that comprise the territory, has to deal with a question that mounts because of spread of occultism and Satanism. A cult, the latter who is highly popular in the big cities, with extensive ramifications to the strong powers. For you understand the urgent need to erect a bulwark against the spread of the action evil are the bishops who, not being able to hardly ever exercise firsthand the ministry, made up almost in every diocese the presence of one or more priests with license exorcism.
Besides them they operate auxiliaries, or trained lay people and priests without warrant. The main obstacles encountered by the bishops do not reside so much in injury because the difficulty of identifying, sometimes the suitable candidate. For the position that has been called upon to play, in fact, we need a solid and thorough spiritual care person of faith, with years of ministry behind and the willingness to work alongside an experienced exorcist.
"The ministry of the exorcist can not be practiced with superficiality and approximation or as if it were a hobby or a game. Exorcism is a struggle, sometimes very hard, against the power of Satan: a fight - said Fr. Bamonte - we can not support with our own efforts alone, but requires a profound union with the Cross of Christ. "
Guidelines. The practice of exorcism is regulated in the ritual "of exorcisms and certain supplications", amended in 2004, where there are special effects space or granguignolesche music.
The signs of demonic possession are four: fluent in unknown languages or understand the person speaking; knowing hidden things; demonstrate superior forces of age or physical condition of the person; try an aversion to the sacred.Decisive and sustained by the IEA, in the practice of ministry, then the collaboration with doctors and psychologists "competent even in spiritual things." In many cases, in fact, the symptoms are due to medical conditions. If the rules are written, however, there are difficulties when confronted with reality. To overcome this, the IEA is preparing the "Guidelines for proper practice of the ministry of exorcism" who want to summarize the main elements and be a reliable handbook which to refer in any circumstance. The aim is to avoid the questionable behavior by some exorcist who has exercised his ministry in a deliberately spectacular or ambiguous, or with dubious methods and attitudes that do not correspond to the standards with which the Church regulates the exercise of the ministry. It is the recent case of the documentary film "Free me," she wrote in a note the IEA, "it is placed far away from what the Church offers and recommends on the subject of exorcism".
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Symptoms of possession, according to the guidelines of the course, include: speaking in languages the person was not previously familiar with, moving objects with the mind, and dramatic mood shifts that cannot be attributed to psychological causes.
The Real Truth looks at such activity through a biblical lens. While this publication does not endorse the views of professing Christianity, it is clear that spiritism is on the rise.
To find out the trends, history and true reasons from the Bible regarding the rise of demonic activity, read The Real Truth article “Demystifying the Spirit Realm.”
Fr. Malachi Martin on Demonic Possession