If there’s something strange in your neighborhood and you think it might be because you were using a Ouija board or playing Charlie Charlie, who you gonna call? Over 70,000 people or their concerned relatives and friends reportedly called Father Gabriele Amorth, the chief exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, founder and president for life of the International Association of Exorcists, lover of The Exorcist movie and hater of the Harry Potter books and yoga. If you’re in line to see him, put down the Ouija board and call someone else … Father Amorth has passed away at the age of 91.
From their mouths, anything can come out – pieces of iron as long as a finger, but also rose petals.
Father Amorth loved The Exorcist (the original 1973 film) and claimed it gave an accurate, though exaggerated, depiction of what happens during an exorcism – the practice of removing demons, evil spirits or other entities from persons who believe they’re possessed or show signs of possession. While primarily associated with the Roman Catholic Church, exorcisms are also performed in Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism and Islam. During his time as the world’s leading exorcist, he saw the numbers of exorcisms and exorcists grow dramatically (there’s over 200 in the U.S. – one for each diocese).
For example, I am convinced that the Nazis were all possessed by the devil. If you think about what types like Stalin, Hitler did … certainly they were possessed by the devil.
According to secret Vatican documents, Pope Pius XII tried a “long distance” exorcism on Hitler, which obviously didn’t work. Father Amorth says the exorcist has to be in front of the possessed, who must be willing and give consent to the exorcism…..