Category Archives: Italy

Spanish Exorcist Addresses Claims of Satanic Influence in Vatican

Catholic News Agency, 3 March 2010

In a book of memoirs the noted Italian exorcist Fr. Gabriele Amorth affirmed ‘Yes, also in the Vatican there are members of Satanic sects.’ Continue reading


Vatican exorcist Amorth speaks on Satan’s smoke

Spero News publishes “The Smoke of Satan in the House of the Lord…and deliver us from the evil one,” an interview with the Vatican’s chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth by Stefano Maria Paci. March 16, 2006

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Church lacks priests qualified to practice ritual

Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times    February 18, 2005

ROME — The Roman Catholic Church is facing a shortage that you might not have heard about: qualified exorcists.

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The Story of a Modern-Day Exorcist

Time, Mar. 16, 2009, Gilbert Cruz

When he first heard about a Vatican-sponsored course on exorcism for priests, journalist Matt Baglio was intrigued by the idea of this ancient ritual taking place in the modern world. In his new book, The Rite, Baglio follows American priest Father Gary — sent to Rome to train as an exorcist — and his apprenticeship with Father Carmine. Baglio talked to TIME about belief, skeptical priests and the particulars of the exorcism ritual. Continue reading