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Lack of Irish exorcists causing Faithful to look for help abroad

A renowned US exorcist has warned that as Christianity declines in the Western world the need for exorcists increases and that he has been receiving calls from people in Ireland who could not find assistance. Licensed psychologist Msgr Stephen Rossetti, president and founder of the St Michael Centre for Spiritual Renewal in Washington DC, said Irish bishops “need to get together” and…

Worthwhile if Irish exorcists wrote about their ministry

Dear Editor, In recent times there has been an increase of interest in the ministry of exorcism in the Church.  Jason Osborne’s article, ‘Evil One exploiting Covid-19 to bring about fear says famed Dublin exorcist’ [IC 28/01/2021], quoting veteran exorcist Fr Pat Collins, prompts this letter. Is this a clear demonstration of “demonic obsession” where the demon,…

Two-thirds of Ireland’s  dioceses don’t have exorcists despite Vatican protocol

Only one-third of Irish dioceses have an exorcist despite the Vatican requiring each diocese to have at least one specially trained priest, researchers have discovered. Out of Ireland’s 26 dioceses there are nine exorcists according to a group of European academics, fewer per diocese than other countries in their study. However, the limited new research,…

Bring back St Michael prayer – exorcist

One of Ireland’s top exorcists has called for the Church to reintroduce the prayer to St Michael at the end of Masses. Between 1886 and 1967, Masses around the world concluded with a prayer calling on St Michael the archangel to protect Catholics from the devil and evil spirits, but following the Second Vatican Council…

Exorcist Mexican priest charged with murder

A priest in Mexico City has been arrested for murder barely a week after he celebrated a funeral Mass for the victim. Fr Francisco Javier Bautista was arrested on June 19 and was charged with the murder of Hugo Leonardo Avendano Chavez, 29, who had recently graduated with a master’s degree from a Catholic university,…

Exorcist priest to tackle 
Irish ‘tsunami of evil’

Renowned exorcist Fr Pat Collins is due to give a rare insight into demonic activity in Ireland with a public talk in Dublin based on his best-selling book Freedom from Evil Spirits. Following a gripping television interview on the Late Late Show in which the Dublin-based priest claimed that a “tsunami of evil is washing over Ireland”,…

Combat surge in evil – top exorcist

Priest pleads with bishop for more exorcists in Ireland   Strange occurrences and even demonic possession have caused a leading Irish expert to call on Church leaders to appoint a team of exorcists to cope with what he sees as a rising tide of evil in the country. While for many exorcisms of those possessed…