London, December 29 (ANI): The Vaticans chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, has revealed that Pope Benedict XVI is setting up exorcism squads to deal with the rampant growth of Satanism.
He says that the decision in this regard has been taken in the wake of rising concerns among Church chiefs over growing worldwide interest in Satanism and the occult.
According to him, each Bishop will be provided with a group of priests who are experts in fighting demonic possession. Hundreds of priests will be trained as exorcists for the purpose, he says.
You have to hunt high and low for a proper trained exorcist. Thanks be to God that we have a Pope who has decided to fight the Devil head on, the Sun quoted him as telling Catholic website Petrus.
Thanks be to God for a worthy shepherd, who sees such and urgent need and is willing to risk criticism to protect his flock from themselves.
HT Spirit Daily
As Matthew said in comments, below, the Vatican is denying this here. I have hopes that it is true, and as often happens, the bad press causes certain bureacrats to try and do 'damage control', as when Pope John Paul said of "The Passion", "It is as it was". We certainly need an exorcist here on Long Island, we have for decades. Anyone see "The Amityville Horror"? It happened here.