Vatican officially recognized the international exorcist society

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Holy See, the supreme institution of the Roman Catholic Church officially recognized the international exorcist society whose members claim to rid the faithful of tormenting demons.

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano reported on Tuesday that the Vatican's Congregation has approved the exorcists' new organizational structure and their operational rules. The move indicates that the Roman Catholic Church wholeheartedly embraced the practice of exorcism that earlier considered controversial.

The membership of the international exorcist society include 250 Catholic priests worldwide. One of the founders of the organization, Father Gabriele Amorth, is known as Rome's chief exorcist.

The Catholic Church published a revised edition of the exorcist manual in 1999.

Apperently, Pope Francis talks about the devil more often than his predecessors. Recently, the Holy Father recounted a story of a man who was tormented by four demons while he laid both of his hands on the head of the man.

Father Francesco Bamonte, head of the exorcist society said Vatican's recognition of the practice was a delight not only for him but for the whole church. "Exorcism is a charity that serves the interests of those who are tormented by demons," said Father Francesco.

(MTI -


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