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Priest who pitted himself against Satan’s hordes is dead

Priest who pitted himself against Satan’s hordes is dead

Veteran Catholic exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth has died at the age of 91.

The National Catholic Register reports that he had performed over 70,000 exorcisms over 29 years. In 1990, he founded the International Association of Exorcists and was President until he retired, in 2000.

In one of his last interviews, Amorth blamed “pure atheism” for the sorry state of the planet:

Today the world does not turn from God because it is idolatrous; rather it pursues pure atheism, so as to put science on the altar.

By turning away from the Lord, he said scientific breakthroughs “are put to disastrous use” and that without the Lord, “progress too is misused”.

We see it in laws that go totally against nature such as divorce, abortion and  ‘gay marriage’. We have forgotten God! Therefore, God will soon admonish humanity in a very powerful manner, He knows how to remind us of His presence.

Divorce has been a disaster; abortion has been a disaster. Each year 50 million children are murdered by abortion. And euthanasia, the broken family, cohabitation … It is all destruction!

Often sought out by media around the world for his views on exorcism and understanding the struggle against evil, Father Amorth once confirmed that he thought Hitler and Stalin were “certainly” possessed by the Devil, but denied that that fact removed their own personal responsibility for their actions.

They followed “the promptings of the devil and they have done so willingly,” Father Amorth said in a 2006 interview.

Therefore they are guilty, completely responsible.

When asked if there were any leaders today who could be similarly possessed, the exorcist said there are:

Many who listen to the temptations of Satan and follow him.

The Independent reported that the Italian priest, who was the chief exorcist for the diocese of Rome, controversially claimed Harry Potter books encouraged children to believe in black magic and yoga is “evil” because it promotes Hinduism.

Father Amorth believed people possessed by Satan tend to vomit pieces of iron and shards of glass. and he credited the 1973 film The Exorcist for giving a “substantially exact” representation of what it was like to be possessed by Satan.

While Father Amorth’s death is a blow for the diocese of Rome, exorcisms will still be carried out by its other nine resident exorcists, said the Independent.

20 responses to “Priest who pitted himself against Satan’s hordes is dead”

  1. Colin says:

    Hmmm. I suppose when you’re churning out weapons grade horse shit you might as well go for industrial quantities of the stuff.

    A tad under 10,600 days to do 70,000 exorcisms.

    You literally could not make it up.

  2. Broga says:

    A life trashed by religious belief. We have only one life and he wasted so much of his time on nonsense as he fought a fiction which he called Satan.

    I suppose if you set yourself up to have the power to fight the devil then gullible people accord you some importance. Perhaps the plaudits of the foolish were what sustained him in his misguided life. And now that sleep of death which is eternal oblivion. So, he will never know that he wasted his life on a fantasy.

  3. Paul says:

    The film the Exorcist is a good representation of what it’s like to be possessed by the devil. And he performed 70,000 exorcisms.

    One is a film of fiction.
    And the other is a fiction of epic proportions.

  4. L.Long says:

    A professional liar, says his lies can fix the world and science is bad! But in 2000yrs his BS has done nothing good for humans. Where science has nearly doubled our life span and nearly tripled our useful life span! As Tim would say..Take your crazy lies and bin it!!!

  5. Jon says:

    That would be 6 or 7 exorcisms a day, every day for 29 years. That is totally ridiculous.

  6. RussellW says:

    Broga
    Certainly, I’d agree that Amorth ‘wasted his life’ from our perspective. However, he achieved a status and fame that he never would have achieved as a plumber or insurance salesman. Millions of deluded religiots took him seriously and his ‘exorcisms’ were probably nice little earners for the Church.

  7. Smokey says:

    So, Satan won then?

    Maybe he should have performed 70,001 exorcisms.

  8. do the math says:

    Prick

  9. Beta says:

    There must be a shit load of demons then. Or if there is only one demon then this fuckwit priest must be crap at exorcism because the demon just flits from person to another person when the priest shows up.

    So is it one demon or countless hoardes of then little bastards.

    And 70,000 in 29 years is about 2,300 a year or about 7 a day if he had weekends off for raping children. Busy fucker wasn’t he.

  10. Beta says:

    OT but look at this story to see the lengths muslims go to be offended and stir up trouble.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37382318

    You can’t read a news outlet at any time these days without having muslim bullshit right in your face. Spoiled brat muslims… look at me …. look at me …. look at me …. I’m a muslim and I’m offended … Whaaah whaaaaah boo hooo hooooo …

  11. barriejohn says:

    Father Amorth = Threat of harm

    Say no more (but I probably will!).

  12. Paul says:

    It is really quite sad that the babble says demons posses people and exorcism ought to be performed (in the ‘stone age’probably for a fee).
    The reason for that was that the goat herders knew nothing about very much and nothing at al about mental health because they ignored the Greeks advances in mental health (for the time relatively progressive). So anyone with a mental health problem was possessed by demons.
    How the RCC can’t understand mental health and believes in this utter nonsense is beyond me.

  13. AgentCormac says:

    Sounds like he was a really happy chap. Not. I bet he was a riot to have over for dinner.

  14. DOM says:

    Six or seven exorcisms a day, the devil is a busy boy! I wonder how many he missed?

  15. CoastalMaineBird says:

    the chief exorcist for the diocese of Rome

    Criminy ! How many do they have ?

  16. CoastalMaineBird says:

    Colin said: “A tad under 10,600 days to do 70,000 exorcisms.

    Not a problem with TV technology. Mass production, you know.

    “Everybody lay your hands on your TV set and repeat after me…”.
    Oh, wait – the demons wouldn’t let the “victim” do that.

    You just have to be in the room with the TV tuned to channel seven.

    No, the demons wouldn’t let the “victim” do that, either.

    Well, the radio waves do it just by being broadcast – that’s it !

    No, then he wouldn’t need to do it for 29 years…

    I give up – I don’t know HOW he did it.

  17. barriejohn says:

    Amazingly, the “modernising” Pope Francis is pushing this mediaeval bullshit:

    http://www.ibtimes.com/pope-francis-exorcism-how-hes-brought-practice-back-modern-catholic-church-1884000

  18. Caute says:

    Caption Competition.

    Priest – “Look here you little shite. Fuck off or I’ll stick this right up your fecking arse”

  19. Such a wise priest. I’m glad he’s dead. Lucifer certainly will welcome the tw@t to His bosom.

  20. Trevor Blake says:

    ‘Wash your hands before you eat, and clean your mouth after you eat.’ Something the all-knowing deity of every religion seems to have not considered useful information for any human, amid all the other rules about what cloth to wear and when to cut off the heads of animals. I might have thought it was at least as useful but I am only human.

    Science delivers the goods then religion takes the credit. Hospitals full of secular medicine with a little cross on top.