Chief Exorcist Says Devil Is In The Vatican

Didn’t you just know it? From the Times:

Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that “the Devil is at work inside the Vatican”, according to the Holy See’s chief exorcist.

Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican’s chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as “cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon”.

He added: “When one speaks of ‘the smoke of Satan’ [a phrase coined by Pope Paul VI in 1972] in the holy rooms, it is all true – including these latest stories of violence and paedophilia.”

He claimed that another example of satanic behaviour was the Vatican “cover-up” over the deaths in 1998 of Alois Estermann, the then commander of the Swiss Guard, his wife and Corporal Cedric Tornay, a Swiss Guard, who were all found shot dead. “They covered up everything immediately,” he said. “Here one sees the rot”. …

[continues in the Times]

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12 Comments on "Chief Exorcist Says Devil Is In The Vatican"

  1. The Devil has always been in control there. By Devil, I mean Ahriman. Do you realize that the Age of Consent in the Vatican is 12 FUCKING YEARS OLD!! That is the youngest age of consent in the World. This is not to exclude the millions upon millions of dead bodies that they have compiled, in Yeshua's name, of course . I thought the U.S. war machine was bad! Hell, they even supported Hitler in WW2.

  2. Hadrian999 | Mar 11, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    not an easy scapegoat or anything

  3. America Stewart | Mar 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm |

    Wouldn't 70,000 cases over a 20 year period be more than 9.5 a day? He's a busy fellow.

  4. I told you fools!
    kidding.
    though its been said/Prophesied there will ne popes 112 before “The End…” We are at 111 .

  5. What'd the devil ever do?

  6. Anonymous | Mar 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm |

    It’s not the Devil who’s in control, it’s just some guy with spooky looking eyes and a funny hat who believes that a Bronze Age deity from Jewish mythology made him infallible.

  7. ThirdSection | Mar 12, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    It's not the Devil who's in control, it's just some guy with spooky looking eyes and a funny hat who believes that a Bronze Age deity from Jewish mythology made him infallible.

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