Catholic church calls for exorcists to combat rise in Satanism across Europe a

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Catholic church calls for exorcists to combat rise in Satanism across Europe and US

    11:32, 29 Sep 2016
    Updated 11:32, 29 Sep 2016
    By James Watkins

The Catholic Church in the UK has reported a rise in exorcisms whilst in the USA the number of exorcists has quadrupled over the past ten years

An increase in demonic possession caused by the internet, alcohol, pornography and even boy wizard Harry Potter has led to a warning that exorcists are needed now more than ever.

Catholic Church experts in both the USA and Italy have said cases of satanism are on the rise and there is a pressing need to find a solution.

An urgent call has been made for the practise of dispelling the devil from taking over a human body to be taught at colleges and universites.

“The lack of exorcists is a real emergency," Valter Cascioli, a psychologist and scientific consultant to the International Association of Exorcists, which is endorsed by the Vatican, told the Italian La Stampa newspaper.

"There is a pastoral emergency as a result of a significant increase in the number of diabolical possessions that exorcist priests are confronting

"The number of people who take part in occult and satanic practices, which lead to serious physical, psychological and spiritual damages, is constantly rising."

Cascioli warned that young people are at particular risk, due to their increasing use of the internet.

The Catholic Church in the UK also reported a rise in exorcisms with the increase being blamed on Harry Potter, alcohol and pornography.

In the US, over the past 10 years, the number of official priest exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50.

“It is dangerous to underestimate a phenomenon that is caused by the direct actions of the devil, but also by a decline in faith and values," Cascioli said.

“There doesn’t exist a training institution at university level.

"We need an interdisciplinary approach in which science collaborates with religion, and psychiatrists work with demonologists and exorcists."

Key signs to look out for to tell if you are possessed by Satan is vomiting metal objects, speaking in languages such as Aramaic, ancient Greek and Latin, and reacting violently to prayers and holy water, according to Father Ildebrando Di Fulvio, exorcist for the diocese of Frosinone, a town south of Rome.

The concerns of the Italian experts have been backed in the USA, with two of America's top exorcists, Father Gary Thomas - about whom the film The Rite was based, and Father Vincent Lampert, said a surge in "pagan practices", failures in mental health care and a spiritual void have added to the problem.

“We’re gaining all sorts of knowledge, but there’s still that emptiness within us that is being filled with addictive behavior such as drugs and pornography," Father Lampert, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, told The Telegraph.

"The decline in faith goes hand in hand with the rise in evil."

“I am a full-time pastor and this is a very intense ministry," Father Lampert added.

"Almost every free night that I have is taken up with exorcisms."

Europe needs to be in a state of grace.  Europe has virtually abandoned its Catholic heritage.  It is no surprise that something opposed to Catholicism would sweep in to fill the void.  Europe needs holy priests, and holy bishops who will offer reverent Masses (NOT ones who will encourage sacrilegious communions!) and be good confessors.

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