Medieval Beliefs Continue to Yield Medieval Results
This is astounding … here is further proof that The Pope and The Catholic Church continue to be the leading voice in the world in promotion of “Exorcisms”. This ancient ritual of casting supposed devils and demons out of people knows no borders, language barriers, or cultural limitations.
Hundreds of millions, if not billions of people believe in some form of “possession”, yet relatively few of the faithful seem bothered when exorcisms result in the torture, injury, and death of the victims, many of them children. That so many people are willing to accept this as a part of their belief system is astounding, and The Pope and The Catholic Church does the word a horrible disservice when they make proclamations such as the one reported yesterday.
From the article in The Associated Press:
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported Tuesday that the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy had approved the organization’s statutes and recognized the group under canon law. More than his predecessors, Pope Francis speaks frequently about the devil, and last year was seen placing his hands on the head of a man purportedly possessed by four demons in what exorcists said was a prayer of liberation from Satan.