Tthe Catholic Church warned that a surge in Satanism, facilitated by the internet, had led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcism. [...] "We touch on the most burning issues: From the sects linked to Satanism to the [telling] their story of liberation [from] their possession." [...]
In France, the demand for exorcists has also soared, but the services are outsourced to "independent operators", who conduct the exorcism. Fr Palilla warned about using untrained priests to get rid of demons. "A self-taught exorcist certainly makes errors," he said. [...]
The priest said the Church is "out of touch with reality" as they are sending "sufferers of possession" to psychologists instead of performing rituals. [...]
In an open letter to the Irish hierarchy, he also said there is growing apostasy within the Church. "As this has happened, there has been increasing evidence of the malicious activity of the evil one," he wrote.
Vatican launches exorcism training course as demand for priests with skills to tackle demonic possession rises.