His exorcisms could involve a single straightforward prayer or take months and repeated ceremonies. However, he was convinced he faced evil incarnate one morning in 1997 when a young Italian man was brought to his small consulting room in Rome. Fr Amorth would carry out some exorcisms on the telephone and even on Skype. They come from a newly published book… Appointments lasted on average 30 minutes and Fr Amorth could conduct five every morning, doing paperwork in between. Father Vincenzo Taraborelli is Carmelite. The latter was a translator.Â, For while the afflicted man spoke only Italian, the evil spirit inside him spoke perfect English, he was told.Â, Fr Amorth started the exorcism in Latin and the moment he mentioned Jesus's name, the young man fixed his gaze on him and began to yell curses and threats in English, then spitting and making out as if about to attack him.Â, When the exorcist arrived at the prayer Praecipio tibi ('I command you'), the demon briefly went quiet.Â, 'But then, screaming and howling, the demon burst forth and looked straight at him, drooling saliva from the young man's mouth,' writes Marcello ­Stanzione, a fellow Catholic priest who worked with Fr Amorth.Â, Fr Amorth continued the 'rite of liberation', demanding the demonic presence reveal its name. New Book Tells Head-Spinning Story of Rome's Chief Exorcist Father Amorth Published April 9th, 2020 - 07:19 GMT Rome's exorcist, Father Gabriel Amorth (Twitter) We are no longer accepting comments on this article. 'Well, what's it to you?,' he shot back.Â, A favourite Amorth quip was to say: 'You know why the devil flees when he sees me? He dosen’t even know what heresy is. They also liked to spit — experienced exorcists hold a cloth near their face in readiness — and, rather more alarmingly, vomit shards of glass or pieces of iron, and even rose petals. He has just written a book, The Devil Is Afraid Of Me, containing astonishing new details — including the horrific demonic encounter in 1997 — about the extraordinary life of Fr Amorth.Â, A man who was dubbed the Dean of Exorcists but who in the flesh looked more like a friendly tortoise than a grim vanquisher of evil, Fr Amorth said he conducted a staggering 60,000 exorcisms over a 30-year period.Â, The Pope's chief exorcist died aged 91 in 2016, prompting national mourning in Italy, where an estimated 500,000 people visit an exorcist each year.Â, Although as official exorcist for the diocese of Rome he was the Catholic Church's most famous and controversial exorcist, he was far from its only one.Â, There are at least 400 in the world. Finally, Satan admitted defeat, announcing the exact day and hour when he would leave the man's body. For while the afflicted man spoke only Italian, the evil spirit inside him spoke perfect English, he was told. Vatican's Chief Exorcist Reveals the Secrets of Hell | Newsmax.com It was in 1986 that he became an apprentice exorcist and he went on to set up the International Association of Exorcists in 1990. (1 May 1925 – 16 September 2016) was an Italian Catholic priest and exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who performed tens of thousands of exorcisms over his sixty plus years as a priest. He has just written a book, The Devil Is Afraid Of Me, containing astonishing new details — including the horrific demonic encounter in 1997 — about the extraordinary life of Fr Amorth. Appointments lasted on average 30 minutes and Fr Amorth could conduct five every morning, doing paperwork in between.Â, Typical symptoms of demonic procession could be mundane, such as violent headaches and stomach cramps, he said, so it was easy to confuse it with an ordinary illness.Â, He often wouldn't know for sure until he had conducted the rituals and observed the reaction. Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of Rome. His exorcisms could involve a single straightforward prayer or take months and repeated ceremonies.Â, It could even take years. By Mauro Faverzani Editor’s note: The following is an interview published in the October issue of Faithful Insight magazine, LifeSite’s new full color, glossy magazine for Catholic readers. Here's an interesting profile that says the Protestant minister met with the Vatican's chief exorcist in Rome. Don Gabriele Amorth recounts his mentor's advice on how to talk to the Devil. PIERS MORGAN: Trump the Terrible deserves to be dumped from the presidency AND from Twitter - but why don't our social media masters have the guts to ban Iran and China's genocidal monsters too? Father Amorth was known for his blunt words about the devil and his works, always insisting that Satan’s greatest triumph is getting people to believe he doesn’t exist. The room became extremely cold and ice crystals formed on the windows and walls. Father Gabriele Amorth is the Chief Exorcist of Rome. Top neurosurgeons and psychiatrists he showed his film to were genuinely flummoxed. In recent times, an expert on angelology and demonology, the chief exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, Fr. The Pope's chief exorcist died aged 91 in 2016, prompting national mourning in Italy, where an estimated 500,000 people visit an exorcist each year. The resulting documentary makes for unsettling viewing as the patient, an Italian woman in her late 30s, thrashes violently, shouting defiance in a guttural voice that — for whatever reason — simply doesn't sound human. The walls were decorated with eight crucifixes, pictures of Mary and one of the Archangel Michael, leader of God's army. Because I'm uglier than he is. Rome’s exorcist finding John Paul II effective against Satan Although the Catholic Church officially recognises exorcism, its modernisers see it as a medieval hangover that plays on superstition to strengthen religious devotion. The Pope’s chief exorcist died aged 91 in 2016, prompting national mourning in Italy, where an estimated 500,000 people visit an exorcist each year. He then moved to the headquarters of his order, the Paulist Fathers, and converted a small, nine by 15ft room into his exorcism room — well away from the street so passers-by couldn't hear the screaming and call the police. As the Vatican’s chief exorcist, Father Gabriel Amorth was often asked to help people whose troubles turned out to be far more mundane than demonic possession. The possessed man resumed his shrieking, twisting his head back and rolling his eyes, his back arched for quarter of an hour. I woke up compelled to address Fr. The chief exorcist of Rome is seeing a rising number of young people coming under the influence of evil, but he has found in recent years that St. John Paul II is a powerful intercessor in the battle for souls. Submitted by debapriya on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:47. Even in the traditionally sceptical UK, the church says it is carrying out an increasing number of exorcisms.Â, Most of his colleagues prefer to practise their peculiar craft in the shadows — and the church, wary of ridicule, encourages that — but Fr Amorth was more than happy to discuss how he fought the powers of darkness.Â, The Bible records that Jesus himself drove out demons but provides few details, leaving ­Hollywood to fill in the blanks.Â, The terrifying 1973 film The ­Exorcist remains the go-to reference work, its story of a little girl transformed into a projectile-vomiting, blaspheming horror was loosely based on a reallife exorcism in the U.S. Fr Amorth said it was his favourite film, arguing that although the special effects were over-the-top, it was 'substantially' accurate and helped people understand his work.Â, The possessed 'isn't a bad person, only a suffering one,' he claimed.Â, The youngest of five sons of a lawyer in the town of Modena, Fr Amorth fought as a teenager in the Italian resistance in World War II (earning a bravery medal).Â, He later became a lawyer himself and briefly worked for the future Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti before taking holy orders in 1951.Â, It was in 1986 that he became an apprentice exorcist and he went on to set up the International Association of Exorcists in 1990.Â, He initially conducted exorcisms in Rome's famous Church of the Holy Stairs until the shrieks drove away the faithful.Â, He then moved to the headquarters of his order, the Paulist Fathers, and converted a small, nine by 15ft room into his exorcism room — well away from the street so passers-by couldn't hear the screaming and call the police.Â, Half a dozen chairs lined the walls for his assistant exorcists and the afflicted's loved ones, and a worn-out brown velvet armchair for the patient.Â, Particularly troubled souls might have to be tied down with straps on a small bed.Â, The patient would always be violent so exorcists never practise alone.Â, The walls were decorated with eight crucifixes, pictures of Mary and one of the Archangel Michael, leader of God's army.Â, He would also have a photo of Pope John Paul II which apparently made devils 'particularly irritable'.Â, The priest kept the tools of his trade in an old briefcase: two wooden crucifixes, an aspergillum for sprinkling holy water and a vial of consecrated oil. 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