Can a lay Catholic lay hands on a person?

Good Evening Sir,
There was a contention at my local parish as to whether a lay faithful, by the virtue of their baptism, has the right to lay a hand on a person while praying; or to make a sign of the Cross on the person’s forehead using a blessed oil. Can they, in addition, exhorcize a demonically possessed person. Why I ask is I have seen many occasions where there are visible manifestations resulting from their prayers; and this seems to have some approval from Heaven.

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