I understand that every diocese is supposed to have a designated exorcist, by directive of Pope St. JPII.
So the bishop of a diocese will pick one or more priests to do this, and send them to approved exorcism schools, and then the selected priest(s) will be the diocesan exorcist and help people in the diocese who think they need exorcisms.
In addition to these designated exorcists, are there other priests who go around being like, freelance exorcists? Or exorcism consultants? I know there are priests who are permitted to have a traveling evangelism ministry rather than being parish priests, and, with the permission of the bishop, they come around on tour and say Mass, speak at retreats, etc. Are there exorcists who also tour around like that? Do they help out the diocesan exorcists?
What about religious orders? Do they have their own exorcists?
Is Father Ripperger associated with a particular diocese, or is he affiliated with some other religious order? Does he travel around doing exorcisms?
I vaguely remember at some point he moved from one diocese to another and there was some issue with the bishop of a diocese not being very welcoming to him. But I can’t find the info and I’m not sure what was the final outcome.