Exorcism in the Roman Catholic tradition
In 1990, the International Association of Exorcists was established by six priests in Rome and the world’s most experienced exorcists Father Amorth and Father Davies. More than three decades after, the Vatican officially approved its statutes.
However, not all Catholic exorcisms were successful. Even Pope John Paul II failed to cast out demons from a possessed girl.
In Acts 19, Jews who believed in the Gospel of Christ failed to drive out demons because of their idolatrous practice.
Exorcism in the Philippines
In 2022, the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) began the construction of the Saint Michael Center for Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism. The church acknowledges that the root cause of what appears as mental illnesses is rooted in demonic possession.
Fr. Jocis Syquia has almost 20 years of experience in exorcism. He is the head of the Commission on Extraordinary Phenomena for the Archdiocese of Manila and the Director of the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism.
His office in Makati alone receives almost five cases every day of people alleged to be possessed, usually manifested in heavy depression or bitter anger.
He stressed that his experience with exorcism has been successful because of Jesus, who alone can expel demonic spirits.
Christian pastors command dark spirits to leave
During a youth retreat in 2000 organized by Christ Commission Fellowship (CCF), a demon manifested in a young woman attending it. She crawled, cussed, and her voice changed.
Organizers moved her to a room where CCF Senior Pastor Peter Tanchi performed the deliverance. There were no bendicion, crucifix, or special robes. He tapped her shoulder and commanded the demon to leave her body in the name of Jesus. It was over an hour.
Another Pastor, Paul Guimary, and Roderick Rodriguez from a different church encountered demonic possession in their years of ministry in the Philippines. They did the same and commanded the devils to leave in the name of Jesus.
According to Pastor Rodriguez, a possessed girl said that all she could see was darkness around her during the exorcism.
The people around her were a blur, and all she could see in and through them was “light.” She was afraid of it. But as she yielded to Christ, she began to feel peace, and the demons left.
Satan can duplicate exorcism
Rose, a witch associated herself with Jesus in doing an exorcism. She is a Wiccan and claims that demonic spirits are negative energies that come in many different forms. They have no understanding of the Christian God.
“Attempting to banish it with a Catholic Exorcism is quite simply a waste of everyone’s time,” particularly if the person afflicted is not a Christian.
As a High Priestess of Eclectic Witchcraft and a professional exorcist for 26 years, Rose has performed nearly 8,000 exorcisms worldwide.
Witchery is an abomination before God. Therefore, the authority Rose has does not come from Jesus.