Exorcists from all over the world meet in Rome

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They will participate in the XV edition of the Course on Exorcism and Liberation Prayer, promoted by the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum.

Newsroom (21/10/2021 18:30, Gaudium Press) The XV edition of the Course on Exorcism and Liberation Prayer will be held in Rome from 25 to 30 October. It is promoted by the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, the Sacerdos Institute and the Group for Research and Socio-religious Information.

During the course, there will be debates and exchange of experiences among exorcists from all over the world. A multidisciplinary academic research on the ministry of exorcism and the prayer of deliverance will also be proposed. The proposal is to offer a concrete, profound and professional response to the theme of exorcism, a subject that continues to be current, despite often being little known.

Conferences will cover various topics

Among the topics of the conferences are: the historical origin of exorcism in the Judeo-Christian world; the role of the Bishop in the ministry of exorcism; angels and demons in Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church.

It will also deal with diabolical submission, the ecclesial dimension of the ministry of exorcism or the relationship of possessions with the ‘New Age’ philosophy and holistic therapies. The historical sources of the ritual of exorcism will be presented, as well as the criteria of discernment to identify the extraordinary action of the evil one or the symbolism of the magical-occult and satanic rituals.

Main topics covered in the debates

The topics that will be covered in the debates are: the risks and dangers on the Internet, social networks and smartphones and how to prevent them; the links between occult and satanic rites with paedophilia and child pornography.

In addition, there will be discussions on: mental manipulation and psychological imbalances; on the differential diagnosis between psychological imbalances and the extraordinary action of the devil; and on the role of the psychiatrist within the group of exorcist’s assistants. (EPC)

 

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