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Exorcists Feud Over Satanic Infiltration into Vatican

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Well-known exorcist Fr. Gabriel Amorth claims to know of the existence of Satanic sects in the Vatican, but another prominent exorcist is questioning his sources. According to the Catholic News Agency (CNA), Fr. Amorth claims in a recently published book of memoirs that “in the Vatican there are members of Satanic sects” that include priests, monsignors and even cardinals." When asked by Marco Tosatti, author of the book, Father Amorth. Memoirs of an Exorcist. My life fighting against Satan how he knew this, Fr. Amorth said: "I know from those who have been able to relate it to me because they had a way of knowing directly. And it's something 'confessed' most times by the very demon under obedience during the exorcisms." Fr. Amorth also warned about the existence of priests and bishops who do not believe in Satan. When asked if the Pope was aware of these problems, he said, “Of course, he was informed. But he does what he can. It's a horrifying thing." However, CNA is reporting that another renowned exorcist, Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea Cucurull, of Spain, says the two sources Fr. Amorth relied upon to make these assertions are questionable. First, Fr. Amorth relied upon visions and revelations from God that were received by people known to both himself and the Rome exorcist.  Among these, "a certain number offer apocalyptic messages and revelations about the infiltration of Satanism and the Masons within the dome of the Church," he said. Fr. Fortea believes judgment of the veracity of these messages should be suspended until they have been subject to “time-intensive discernment.” The second source Fr. Amorth relied upon were revelations made by the demons as they were being exorcised. Fr. Fortea says it’s impossible to know if the demon is telling the truth. "We can know with great confidence when a demon tells the truth in the subject directly related with the exorcism,” he explained. “That is, the number of demons, their name and similar things. But we cannot be confident in what regards concrete news relating to people." After stating his belief that the current College of Cardinals is one of the most “edifying and virtuous that history has ever known”, he cautioned his fellow priest by reminding: "Statements must be proven, especially when they are about such grave accusations that affect the honorability of those who form part of the Head of the Church as far as they help the Supreme Pastor." © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace®