The Catholic Church’s top exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth is calling on Pope Francis to relax current limits on priests performing exorcisms. He insists that the demand of the faithful for exorcisms is rising and the Church needs to increase the supply of the rites. For his own part, Amorth now claims to have sent 160,000 demons to hell — that is over 1818 a year or roughly 5 a day or one demon every 4.8 hours every day every week every month.
Only certain priests are trained in the rite for a formal exorcism under Section 13 of the Rituale Romanum. Amorth wants rank and file priests trained to perform the rite and lift the requirement of approval from church leaders.
Amorth, 88, heads the International Association of Exorcists and promised his fellow exorcists that he “will ask the pope to give all priests the power to carry out exorcisms . . . [since] There’s a huge demand for them.” said Father Amorth.
Amorth also took the time to warn again that the Harry Potter series is the work of the devil and needs to be avoided . . . as well as yoga: “Practicing yoga brings evil as does reading Harry Potter. They may both seem innocuous but they both deal with magic and that leads to evil.”
Now if any of that sounds absolutely crazy to you, you are probably doing too much yoga or watching too many Potter movies.
Source: Christian Post