Posts Tagged ‘occult’

Rise in reported Philippines demonic possessions Comments 0

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The church in the Philippines has been forced to recruit more exorcists to cope with a three-fold increase in reports of demonic possessions. Manilia archdiocese said the Church now has 80 to 100 exorcism requests on its books at any one time. Some Christians are taking matters into their own hands, seeking out healers and Read more

Warning that vampire films leading young to the occult Comments 0

Friday, April 17th, 2015

An authority on demonic possession has warned that the number of beautiful vampires in TV series and films is leading young people to dabble in the occult. Professor Giuseppe Ferrari said this to a Vatican-backed exorcism course in Rome recently. The professor heads an Italian occult watchdog, The Group on Research and Socio-Religious Information. Series Read more

Church proposes ‘Holyween’ celebration instead of Halloween Comments 0

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The Church in Italy has called for Halloween to be scrapped and replaced with “Holyween”, a night in which children would go to prayer vigils and Masses. A conference of exorcists in Rome last weekend warned of the danger to young people at Halloween. This is a time when there is an increase in occult Read more

Vatican recognises international exorcist organisation Comments 0

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Vatican has officially recognised the International Association of Exorcists, which has 250 member priests in 30 countries. Last month, the Congregation for Clergy officially recognised the association, whose members perform ceremonies to “liberate the faithful from demons”. The association was introduced in Italy in 1991 by veteran exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth to share experiences Read more