Roughly 200 people gathered for a week-long course on exorcisms and the Catholic methodology for ‘casting out demons.’ Those who gathered were taught about how to tell the difference between a mental illness and actual demonic possession, in addition, the aspiring exorcists were taught how to use a cell phone to root out the demons.
Is an exorcism call center coming? “They call me and we speak and that’s how I do it,” said 89-year-old Cardinal Ernest Simoni of Albania, who intrigued the crowd as he began to portray how he conducts exorcisms.
“The number of exorcisms has definitely increased over the years, as the requests to carry out exorcisms has increased,” said Professor Giuseppe Ferrari, an organizer of the “Course on Exorcism and the Prayer of Liberation” at the Vatican-approved Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University in Rome.
“This course is useful because it prepares the priests who carry out exorcisms to have a complete vision, a multi-disciplined view of the situation,” he added.
Religious institutions all over the world have for the past several years detailed an exponential increase in demonic possession. As a response to the rise, the Catholic Church is utilizing any means necessary to combat the crisis.
The Bible details of a time when things on Earth would run amok, given that statically the need for deliverance has risen exponentially, these statistics go to show what exactly is going on around the world, increased demonic activity.
1 Timothy 4:1-3
4 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.