Easy access to black magic and Satanism via the Internet has led to an increase in demand for exorcisms, delegates at an annual course on exorcism at the Vatican have heard.
Excerpted from: Easy access to black magic and Satanism via Internet increases exorcism demand 17 April 2018 | by Megan Cornwell , Rose Gamble | The Tablet
More than 250 people from 50 countries arrived in Rome on Monday to attend a week-long course “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation” at the Catholic university, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, in Rome.
Father Anthony Barratt, a British priest who is based in Albany, New York State said that demand for the rite is growing. “I think it is partly due to the Internet, which makes it (satanism) so accessible. Films and television programmes are also a factor. There’s a fascination.”
Over the six days, delegates will explore the topic of exorcism and prayers of liberation from different points of view. The course will also will touch on magic, cults and satanic worship, and how to tell the difference between possession and psychological illness.