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'Hi, deliver me from evil': Church sets up an exorcist hotline to deal with demand
11-30-2012, 05:24 AM #1
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Quote:The Catholic Church has established an exorcist hotline in Milan, its biggest diocese, to cope with demand. Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, the diocese’s chief exorcist since 1995, said the curia had also appointed twice as many exorcists to cope with a doubling in the number of requests for help over 15 years.

“We get many requests for names, addresses and phone numbers; that’s why we’ve set up a switchboard in the curia from Monday to Friday from 2.30pm to 5pm,” he told the chiesadimilano website.

“People in need can call and will be able to find a priest in the same area who doesn’t have to travel too far.” And to that end, the number of demon-busting priests on call has increased from six to 12.

The Monsignor said he knew of one exorcist who had been seeing up to 120 people a day. “But with so little time per client he was only able to offer a quick blessing. That’s not enough,” he said. ”There should be two to four appointments a day, no more, otherwise it’s too much.”

It’s not clear why the number of suspected possessions has risen so sharply. But Monsignor Mascheroni said that part of the increase might be explained by the rising numbers of parents having difficulty controlling disobedient teenagers.
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11-30-2012, 05:27 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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How come only Catholics get possessed by demons? 13.gif
11-30-2012, 05:28 AM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I applaud (I'm not really clapping) that Church for working so hard to combat mental illness (mental demons) and real demons that seek to do us harm.
11-30-2012, 05:32 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(11-30-2012, 05:27 AM)Octo Wrote:  How come only Catholics get possessed by demons? 13.gif


Can't say as I've ever heard of an atheist being possessed.

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11-30-2012, 05:37 AM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Again, I applaud (not really physically clapping, mind you) them. If you think you have a demon invading your space, it's always nice to have somewhere to go for help.
11-30-2012, 05:42 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes of course always good to have a network. I just think it's interesting it seems to only affect people who believe in demons. 13.gif
11-30-2012, 05:44 AM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(11-30-2012, 05:42 AM)Octo Wrote:  Yes of course always good to have a network. I just think it's interesting it seems to only affect people who believe in demons. 13.gif


Demons come in many forms, though.
11-30-2012, 05:53 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Perhaps. But I'm not susceptible.



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