Catholic Church Recruit Exorcists To Cope With Increasing Philipino Demonic Possessions!

Catholic Church is forced to recruit more exorcists after the number of ‘demonic possessions’ in the Philippines triples.

Archdiocese of Manila now has up to 100 exorcism requests on its books
Chief exorcist wants a trained priest in each of the country’s 86 dioceses
Some people are hiring occult practitioners which ‘attract more demons’

The Catholic Church has been forced to recruit more exorcists to cope with a ‘three-fold’ increase in reports of demonic possessions in the Philippines.

The Archdiocese of Manila says the church now has between 80 to 100 exorcism requests on its books at any one time and is struggling to keep up.

Father Jose Francisco Syquia, chief exorcist at the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism, said this had forced some Christians to matters into their own hands.

Many were now seeking out ‘healers and occult practitioners’ which he said only served to attract more demons.

He said the rise may be explained by the fact more people have learned about the exorcism office on the popular radio program Light In The Darkness, it was reported by Catholic News Service.

Father Syquia has called on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines to ensure there is at least priest who can perform exorcisms in each of the country’s 86 dioceses.

Father Winston Cabading, secretary-general of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, has also called for a unified approach to the practice amid concerns about how some priests might be performing exorcisms.

He said: ‘If you have more exorcists, then each exorcist would have his own way of doing things.’
More than 80 per cent of Filipinos are Roman Catholic.

Earlier this year, it emerged that the Vatican was training up ordinary doctors, teachers and psychologists to cope with a rising tide of demonic possessions.

More than 40 years after The Exorcist left cinema audiences green, the Vatican has gathered a team of experts including practising exorcists to give ordinary Catholics the tools needed to recognise a case of demonic possession when they see one – and teach them what to do about it.

One of the main purposes of the course is to help would-be exorcists distinguish demonic possession from psychological or medical conditions.

In 2013, Pope Francis appeared to perform an exorcism on a young man in a wheelchair who shook violently when the pope laid his hands on him and said a blessing.

The Pontiff has frequently expressed the belief that the devil really exists and is not merely ‘a myth, a figure, an idea, the idea of evil.’

Experts say demonic activity is on the rise due to an increased interest in the occult among the young including ouija boards and seances.

Last year the International Association of Exorcists claimed it was ‘a pastoral emergency.’
The Vatican tried to introduce Holyween, where children would dress up as saints and attend prayer vigils instead of Halloween.

Father Pedro Barrajon, director of the Sacerdos Institute, which oversaw the Vatican course, said ‘Living in an increasingly secularised society than in the past there is more tendency to open the door to the occult.

‘Demonic activity is increased by the practice of magic and visiting fortune tellers which can increase the likelihood of a possession’.

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