How can you tell if someone is demon-possessed?

Rome, Italy, Nov 10, 2016  from Info-Europa.com

Recognizing the difference between a person who’s possessed and a person struggling with a mental illness or other infirmity is a vital part of the ministry of exorcism, according to a long-time exorcist and priest. Father Cipriano de Meo, who has been an exorcist since 1952, told CNA’s Italian agency ACI Stampa that typically, a person is not possessed but is struggling with some other illness. The key to telling the difference, he said, is through discernment in prayer on the part of the exorcist and the possessed – and in the potentially possessed person’s reaction to the exorcist himself and the prayers being said. The exorcist will typically say “ prolonged prayer to the point where if the Adversary is present, there’s a reaction,” he said. “A possessed person has various general attitudes towards an exorcist, who is seen by the Adversary as an enemy ready to fight him.” Fr. de Meo described the unsettling reaction that a possessed person usually has, detailing a common response to the exorcist’s prayer.  Read the rest of this story here…

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2 thoughts on “How can you tell if someone is demon-possessed?

  1. I have searched hi and low and have been trying to make contact with the association of exorcist at the Vatican but have came up with no outcome. Could anyone possibly point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks in advance

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