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March 11, 2010

Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican

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Richard Owen in Rome

From The Times March 11, 2010 Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican Richard Owen in Rome * 431 Comments Recommend? (241) Don Gabriele Amorth, an exorcist in the diocese of Rome and the president of honour of the Association of Exorcists (Giulio Napolitan/AFP/Getty Images) Don Gabriele Amorth is the chief exorcist at the Vatican Image :1 of 2 Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that “the Devil is at work inside the Vatican”, according to the Holy See’s chief exorcist.

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Exorcisms On the Rise

PAUL BURNELL

In a world where Satanists appear on prime-time TV, neo-pagan religions gather vast followings and tarot card readings are available in the newspapers, experts say it’s no surprise that the number of exorcisms worldwide is rising.

What does it take to become an exorcist, and what would you need to learn? Says Father Giulio Savoldi, who has been Milan’s official exorcist for more than two decades:

“I would include the supernatural force–the presence of God–and then suggest that the man picked to do this kind of work be wise and that he should know how to gather strength not just from within himself but from God. Because each case of possession is different, each person possessed is different. Those studying to become exorcists should also study psychology and know how to distinguish between a mental illness and a possession. And–finally–they need to be very patient.”

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