Saturday, April 19, 2008
DEVIL GAINING GROUND
CBNNews.com - ROME, Italy - In this predominantly Catholic nation the devil is gaining a foothold.
"There is a greater openness towards the devil," Rev. Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican's chief exorcist, said.
In fact, Rome has been called the most 'satanized' city in Italy.
There are an estimated 800 satanic cults operating in the country, with more than 600,000 followers. And their numbers are growing.
"The devil's diabolical influence is growing in so many areas of our society. He needs to be driven out!" Pastor Silvano Lilli of International Evangelical Church said.
Leading the battle to drive the devil out of Italy is 82-year-old Amorth.
"This is the room where I do my exorcisms," he said, indicating a small room, not too far from the Vatican. There Amorth uses the practice of exorcism to drive out the devil from possessed souls.
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