Pope Francis makes exorcisms official Catholic practice

"The International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests battling the forces of evil across 30 countries, has now had its statutes approved by the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy, the church’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported. It gives legal recognition to the performance of an exorcism, "

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The Church has had official rites of exorcism for hundreds of years, if not longer. I think the title of this article is misleading. The makes the association “official” but it doesn’t make exorcisms any more “official”.

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A mainstream news sources misunderstands an act of the Catholic Church? I am truly shocked. :eek:

(Okay, not really. :p)

Yes

Yippie!!!

Glenda

As though exorcisms weren’t “official Catholic practice” before. :rolleyes:

Wasn’t it already an official practice?

see thread: forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=894097

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